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PRMS Partners with South Korea in Global Awareness Campaign
In early November 2014, the Porter Ridge Middle School (PRMS) Global Committee set out to partner our students with another classroom internationally. After exchanging a few ideas with several groups, we decided that a cultural box exchange would be meaningful.Our first partnership is with middle school students at Icheon Global Peace Village in South Korea.
The goal of this project is to educate students at PRMS about an unfamiliar culture in another region of the world and require students to think critically about their own culture, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for their own heritage.Full Story
PRMS celebrates black history, its 10th anniversary
Porter Ridge Middle School had a unique opportunity this month to celebrate not only Black History Month, but also the school’s 10-year history. Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis, Porter Ridge’s first principal, explained how the school’s name and colors were chosen. A Porter Ridge history was depicted through a power point presentation while a painting by Kirsten Durbin was on display. Samuel Ryan, a sixth-grade Porter Ridge Middle School math teacher, has organized a black history celebration at the school for the past five of the nine years he has taught at the school and says its a celebration of all cultures. Pictured is one of the dancers of Oneaka Dance Company from Charlotte.Full Story