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For the 6th Annual Korean Heritage Citywide Contest, Albana Toci, a Beacon sophomore, won 2nd place with her essay about a Korean immigrant���s experiences while coming to the United States. Albana, a student from Kosovo who is taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, won $100.
Another Beacon student, Myorei Hayashi, a senior, received Honorary Mention in the same contest, winning $50. Myorei came from Japan four years ago and will attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) where she plans to become a chef. She is working diligently to improve her English.
Congratulations to the winners from the Beacon School.
Web Corner
���TeachersFirst is a web resource for K-12 classroom teachers who want useful resources and lesson plans to use with their students. TeachersFirst is a division of Network for Instructional TV, Inc., a not-for-profit learning technologies corporation which works with several hundred schools throughout the United States.���
Click on their ���classroom resources��� folder and try the ���content Matrix��� for websites and lesson plans organized by subject. Listings are for elementary, middle, and high school.

���Welcome to Quia, the leader in online education. Quia helps teachers teach better by giving them the tools to create, customize, and share learning activities. Quia helps students learn more by bringing the resources of hundreds of thousands of educators together in one place.
What is Quia?
Quia is pronounced key-uh and is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. Quia provides a variety of educational services, including:
* A directory of thousands of online games and quizzes in more than 40 subject areas
* Templates for creating thirteen different types of online games, including flashcards, matching, concentration (memory), word search, hangman, challenge board, and rags to riches (a quiz-show style trivia game)
* Tools for creating online quizzes
* Quiz administration and reporting tools
* Free teacher home pages���

Beacon Students Win Writing Contests