Friday, April 29, 2011

Earth Day!

A little bit of history:
What is Earth Day? Earth Day was created by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970 to create awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
Why April 22nd? Senator Nelson chose this date to get as much participation as possible from college students. He thought that the week of April 19–25 was the best week as it did not fall during exams or spring breaks. Moreover, it did not conflict with any religious holidays such as Easter, and was late enough in spring to have nice weather that would lend itself to doing outdoorsy, environment-related activities.
Earth Day at LSI:
As part of our Volunteer Program, each LSI campus planned an Earth Day Activity to promote recycling and more conscious decision-making to save natural resources and support sustainability.
Each School had a group of student, teacher and staff volunteers willing to help with their school’s Earth Day project.


LSI Alhambra went to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. They cleaned up the park and since Earth Day was two days before Easter this year, they went on an Easter egg hunt, played some games, and had some yummy lunch!

LSI Downtown went to Wilshire Boulevard, turned into trash-bag-caped superheroes, and cleaned up the streets of Koreatown. Once they had exhausted their super powers, they returned to the school to celebrate and regain their strength by eating some environmentally-friendly pizza.  

LSI Orange County went to Placentia Avenue and cleaned up the streets.
Afterwards, they came back to the School and enjoyed some pizzas and sodas
to end the day on a tasty note!

LSI Torrance from 4/18-4/22 students and teachers put their thumbprints on a "tree" as a symbolic pledge to do small things in their daily lives to help the Earth. Also, boxes were placed around the school to collect recyclable bottles and cans.

Thank you everybody for doing your part to protect Mother Earth!!!!

For more information about activities at all LSI locations, please visit

Monday, April 18, 2011

Angels vs. Indians Game

Last Tuesday April 12, 2011, students from Language Systems International –Orange County- went to an Angels vs. Indians game at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

Around 4:30 pm students, teachers and staff from LSI-OC got together at the school and then we went to the stadium from there. The group was more than 100 people and it was so much fun!!

When we got to the stadium, the first thing we did was take a picture at the front of the stadium, then, once we got in, we went to get our free Angels blanket and Angels baseball cap.

We got to the Angels Stadium early enough to enjoy the batting practice and one of the students even got a ball! After the practice we went to our seats and decided to have a little snack and then a couple of us also got some T-shirts!

When the game started, it was a full house. We all had a great time cheering for the Angels, doing the wave and stretching in the 7th inning. We also got so excited when we saw “Language Systems” name on the screen!
The game started a little bit slow but it got exciting after the first home run in the 3rd inning. Then there was another home run in the 7th inning. The game finished around 10 pm and we all went back home celebrating the Angels victory 2-0!

We all hope that we can repeat this great experience soon!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LSI Basketball Tournament

Language Systems International (LSI) had its first annual basketball tournament on Friday, March 4th at Peck Park in San Pedro, California. Teams from 5 campuses participated and a lot of fans from each school came along to cheer their teams on. Each school wore T-shirts from their school and most of the fans had signs and pom poms! Torrance and Alhambra even had cheerleading squads and LA had a huge flag with its school color and mascot. Before each game, the teams exchanged gifts that were chosen from each school's location. So, OC gave little frisbees with Mickey Mouse's picture on it since OC is close to Disneyland and Torrance gave little bottles of sand since it is close to the beach. LA gave small little "Oscar" trophies (like the ones given in the Academy Awards) and Alhambra gave out bags of yummy taffy! All the teams played really well and each game was super close. Finally it came down to the last two teams, OC and Alhambra, playing for the championship. Even though it was close, OC won and the fans went crazy when the OC team held up the trophy. The fans kept yelling "Whoosh!" and "Oh, yeah!" All the students and team members were good sports and congratulated each other on a fun and exciting game. Afterwards, LSI had a pizza party with chicken wings and the students stayed for a while meeting people from other schools and talking about the games. Everyone had a great time and we'll be sure to have another tournament next year! You can check the pictures of this event at For more information about school events, check out