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Senator Tory Rocca to visit Sterling Heights Noor International Academy March 3 for National Reading Awareness Month

Senator Rocca will promote the importance of reading to elementary and middle schoolers

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STERLING HEIGHTS – March is National Reading Awareness Month and in an effort to emphasize the importance of reading, Noor International Academy’s elementary and middle school students will receive a visit from Senator Tory Rocca. Senator Rocca will read to fourth to seventh grade students during his visit to the school on March 3rd.

“Instilling a love of reading in our students is extremely important, especially as they approach their teenage years. Studies show that leisure reading by teens aids in the learning process and leads to better performance in school and greater vocabulary development,” said Nawal Hamadeh, President and CEO of Hamadeh Educational Services (HES).

State Senator Tory Rocca represents the 10th Senate District – consisting of Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, and Macomb Township.  He is serving his second term in the Michigan Senate and previously served three term in the state House of Representatives.  Rocca grew up and attended school in Macomb County.

“Reading to children has been shown to generate an interest in learning, a creative spirit and a confidence in academic ability later in life,” said Rocca. “During March is Reading Month, students across Michigan and the country celebrate the importance of reading.  I look forward to visiting Noor International Academy as a guest reader and talking to the students.”

About Noor International Academy

Noor International Academy (NIA) is a non-discriminatory independent public school located in Sterling Heights and serves students in grades kindergarten through 7th grades and eventually through 12th grade and serves the diverse communities within the Greater Detroit. The academy provides quality and equitable education where all students have equal access to the full facility, programs, resources, technology, highly qualified staff and curriculum. Noor International Academy has been among the top 5 % in the State of Michigan and has been a REWARD School for two years in a row for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. It was founded in 2011 by Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, President and Superintendent and is managed by Hamadeh Educational Services. Noor International Academy services and educates 235 students who come from various countries, ethnicities, nationalities, and abilities including ESL and special education. The Academy prides itself on promoting diversity, culture of other’s and culture of one’s one. Teachers work on incorporating a global perspective into the classroom, in order to prepare students for real world careers and jobs in the 21st century. Since the inception, the Academy continues to make progress in achieving the mission and goals envisioned by the Founder.

Noor International Academy encourages students to tear down walls and build bridges by sharing and celebrating their diverse cultural backgrounds. Thus, students learn not to fear their differences; moreover, to draw from one another’s strengths and maximize each one’s potential.

About Hamadeh Educational Services (HES)

HES provides Pre-K through 12th grade educational services that are innovative and offers a world class education including the STEM program to Star International AcademyUniversal AcademyUniversal Learning Academy, and Noor International Academy. HES is specialized   in the areas of Business Planning and Development, Curriculum & Instruction, Special education and ESL services, Employment, Human Resources, Payroll, Support Services & Professional Development, Accounting & Business Management, Budgeting, Grant Writing, Research and Analysis, Consulting Services, Assessment Management, Professional Development, Legal Services & Policy Development, Reporting & Compliance, School Supervision, Facility Planning Development and Maintenance, Purchases, Cost Analysis, & Inventory Support/Control, Record Keeping, Networking, Public Relations, Board Policies and Meetings, and Administrative Services,

About Hamadeh Educational Services                  

Founded in 1998 by Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, a world-renowned education innovator and recipient of many local, state, national and international awards and recognitions, Hamadeh Educational Services Inc. (HES) including the induction in the Hall of Fame in Cobo Hall has grown to become one of the nation’s premier full-service Pre-K through 12th grade educational services provider.

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