Danville High School French students soon will be involved in a foreign exchange program but will not have to leave their homes. They will be taking their trip to another part of the world on the Web.
The stay-at-home exchange program is one of seven special educational projects designed by teachers that were awarded grants Monday night by the Danville Board of Education, Superintendent Bob Rowland said.
The teacher-initiative grants, each worth up to $1,000, were awarded for the following projects:
* "Virtual Exchange Program" by Margot Goodwin, French teacher at DHS. The student exchange program will be conducted entirely over the Internet between Goodwin's students and students at several high schools in France.
* "Pesos for Pasos" by Ruth Ann White, preschool teacher at Hogsett Elementary School. This will be a Spanish language and culture program in which Spanish-speaking members of the community will be guest lecturers. In her proposal, White said the project reflects the growing population of Hispanics in Danville and neighboring communities and the need to learn about their language and culture.