Worldly fun: Long Middle School to host IB Spring Showcase

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More than 250 students from J.L. Long Middle School tonight will provide an in-depth look at an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School education.

The program will feature a fine arts presentation, followed by the option for parents to choose two showcases to attend from the school’s core subjects. Students have been hard at work preparing the showcases and getting ready to show off their great projects to the community, according to school leaders.

“As our school continues to find a way to align district, state and IB MYP requirements, we have designed this event to bring our stakeholders into the school to experience, through the students’ perspectives, what it looks like inside an IB MYP school and how it has made an impact,” said Tiffany Yackuboskey, IB coordinator at Long Middle School.

Founded in 1968, the IB program aims to develop a student’s intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to prepare them for life after school. A school must complete a rigorous process that typically takes three years to become an authorized IB school.

Dallas ISD has three authorized IB schools—a fully authorized diploma programme at Woodrow Wilson High School and two school-wide Middle Year Programmes at J.L Long Middle School and Harry Stone Montessori—and five IB candidate schools.

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