The Internship

The Website

Please feel free to visit the site that our interns are collectively maintaining: The Internship 

Their names are listed on the right side of the page, if you click on their individual names, you will be able to explore their personal websites as well. 

Their first assignment was tell me, in one sentence, how do they want to be remembered. Right now, the interns included their sentence and a brief paragraph on how they plan to achieve this goal and why it is important to them. 

We also made a video! Amy, Anela, and Sairam helped me film this project.


The Internship [Welcome Letter]

My name is Mr. John Duong, and on the behalf the Weller staff, I am excited to announce a new GATE program at Joseph Weller Elementary, The Internship. This year, we are focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The Internship will primarily be a website with a vlog (video log) that interns will create and maintain.

The Internship holds onto our mission that: Weller Elementary School is a hallowed place of learning where families, students, educators, and community members engage and fully support each other’s education.

With that in mind, I would like to include my personal vision for The Internship this trimester: To see students foster a strong sense of identity and develop their technological skill set.

Meetings will be held September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, November 6 and 13, and will be held in either my classroom (Room 205) or the computer lab (Room 204).

We only have eight (8) weeks together and only one (1) hour per week. This means every minute is valuable and I will not tolerate any disruptive behavior. Interns will get one warning during the program. If an intern continues to be disruptive they are excused for they day and will be recommended to be removed from the internship. It is not fair to the other interns who are eager and ready to learn. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this particular program please contact me via email ( Thank you.


Mr. John Duong