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Chinese Acrobats Wow Elementary Students

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Students at Newman Catholic School at St. Mark in Rothschild received a rare treat Tuesday morning.

Chinese acrobats gave the kids a show they won't forget anytime soon. In addition to the entertainment value, these performers wanted to make sure students took something away from the show.

By the end of the presentation, all the kids could count to ten in Chinese. Fifth grade teacher Mary Wagner coordinated the event. She says these experiences are very important for the students.

"The Newman Catholic Schools are firm believers in bringing a multicultural approach to students," she says. "We do Spanish once a week. We like to bring in other programs to show them about other parts of the world, bring it close up. "

Wagner was able to bring the acrobats to Rothschild thanks to the Box Top for Education Program. She says the school has also used the box top points for various educational bus trips, including field trips to the Grand Theater in Wausau.

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