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2014 Spring Festival Gala Audition PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:55

Do you remember our students’  wonderful performance at 2013 Spring Festival celebration? The Year of Horse is approaching. Auditions will be held for the 2014 Spring Festival gala.

ICLS is calling all types of performances: singing, dancing, poem reading, comedy, music instruments... Performance must be family-friendly with material and appropriate for all ages.

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Register NOW! It’s time for our little stars to SHINE AGAIN!



马年春晚的舞台在等着你!中文学校现正公开征集春晚节目!节目要求:内容健康活泼,有中美文化特色,适合舞台表演,形式不拘.春晚组委将对报名节目进行评审, 优秀节目将登上中文学校与农会合办的马年春晚大舞台!


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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:01
ICLS in Johnston High School news PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:50

Iowa Chinese Language School in Johnston High School News:


Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on September 15, 2013- 爱华中文学校庆祝癸巳年中秋活动 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:59

Iowa Chinese Language School celebrated the Mid-Autumn/Moon festival on 9/15/2013, which was only four days away from the official day, 9/19 based on lunar calendar.

爱华中文学校于2013915 (农历八月十一)在Johnston高中举办了庆祝癸巳年中秋节活动。

During the celebration, the students were given a brief introduction about the history of the Mid-Autumn Festival, watched two videos for more details and most importantly enjoyed the moon cake!


We hope you all have enjoyed the party and known a bit more about Chinese culture. Thank you for participating! Thank all the people who helped us make the celebration party successful!

祝大家中秋快乐,合家团员!爱华中文学校特别向Mei, Donghong 和其他所有热心人士的参与和帮助表示衷心感谢!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 17:01
Annual Summer Picnic Party - Aug. 24th PDF Print E-mail
Written by ICLS Board   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:50

Iowa Chinese Language School (ICLS) will hold a summer picnic party on this Saturday (August 24, 2013) at Cottonwood Recreation Area. We warmly invite all of you to join the party, meet your students, teachers and friends, and learn more about the new semester and school registration. We also like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to each one of you for your time, efforts and support. We will provide a variety of foods, drinks and fruits, etc.


What: Summer Picnic Party

When: 3:30pm – 7:30pm on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Where: Cottonwood Recreation Area, Shelter #3


We are looking forward to seeing all of you there.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:56
New Leadership Team Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:58

To continue ensuring the long-term success of Iowa Chinese Language School (ICLS) and better serve the local communities, ICLS Board is pleased to announce the following changes according to ICLS’s policies:

1. ICLS Honorable School Principal

Dr. Zuo-yu Zhao will retire in September after 23 years of services at DuPont Pioneer and move to Hawaii. While we are excited for Zhao to get on his next stage of life and spend more time with his grandchildren, we certainly will miss his leadership in ICLS that he co-founded. We really appreciate Zhao’s 14 years of untiring effort to chart the course of ICLS so that it exists with meaningful purposes.

Upon on Zhao’s leaving, Dr. Jun Wei is elected to be the ICLS Honorable School Principal. Jun will roll out of his ICLS principal role after his two years of leadership to build up the team and school foundations for ICLS’s long-term success.

2. ICLS Principal

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Lang Luo, Research Scientist at DuPont Pioneer, has accepted the ICLS board’s nomination to be the new ICLS principal and board chair starting from the school year of 2013-2014. Dr. Luo has been with Pioneer for more than 10 years and has also been a long time and active supporter to ICLS. Her two children are currently ICLS students.

3. ICLS Board

Over the past two years, ICLS has built up a great team with enthusiastic board members. Now we are pleased to announce our new additional board members.

Dr. Emily Wu will be the new Teaching Director to replace Dr. Duhong Chen. Dr. Samuel Qi will join in the ICLS board as Secretary. Both Emily and Samuel have been active volunteers for ICLS and other non-profit organizations. We are excited to have them to join in the team and look forward to their invaluable contributions to ICLS.

Dr. Duhong Chen has been a great asset to ICLS and played an instrumental role to ensure ICLS core function – teaching to be successful over the last 3 years. We really thank him for his contribution and efforts in support of ICLS and look forward to his ongoing guidance as Emeritus ICLS board member.

The new ICLS board, therefore, consists of:

  • Lang Luo, Principal and Board Chair
  • Emily Wu, Teaching Director
  • Wei Huang, Public Relations Director
  • Mei Loudon, School Activity Director
  • Hongshi Guo, Fundraising Director
  • Zhe (Michael) Wang, PTO Chair
  • Joyce Fang, Treasurer
  • Samuel Qi, Secretary
  • Jun Wei, Honorable Principal

We also have two indispensable volunteers who are part of ICLS core team and play critical roles for ICLS operations:

  • Ning Wang, ICLS Accountant
  • Ben Liang, ICLS Information Technology Manager

4. ICLS Advisory Council

The new ICLS Advisory Council has been formed and the current members are:

  • Dennis Judd, Marketing Director of DuPont Pioneer (Chair)
  • Brent Riessen, Principal of Johnston High School
  • Qingyuan Zhang, Financial Director of John Deere Credit Financial
  • Lang Luo, ICLS Principal
  • Jun Wei, ICLS Honorable Principal

We want to thank our former members for their guidance and support to ICLS and may continue to seek their advices.

After 14 years of serving local communities, ICLS has become a non-profit organization with a clear vision, passionate leadership team, strong volunteer base and solid financial situation. It cannot be as it is without your generous support and unselfish effort. ICLS is committed to serve our local community and we appreciate your continuing support!

Thank you,


ICLS Board


ICLS is a non-profit, volunteer-based 501(c) (3), racially nondiscriminatory and equal opportunity organization.


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