World Language National Exam Recognition Assemblies 2016
World Language National E...cognition Assemblies 2016
LEEF Grant 2015
On November 4, students from Spanish III Honors, French III Honors and French III traveled to the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford to view the European Collection.
After viewing selected works of art with docents, the Spanish students had an authentic Spanish lunch of paella at Costa del Sol.
The French students enjoyed a traditional French lunch at Àvert Brasserie. The students and their teachers, Sra. Alves, Madame Ferreira, Madame Koziol, and Sra. Riordan, were impressed with the collection of art, the Atheneum, and the restaurants. It was a fabulous trip
Wadsworth Atheneum Fall 2015***.m4v
French Trip West Hartford
French lunch at the Brasserie avert after visiting the Wadsworth museum to see impressionist paintings.
Mt Holyoke with Eric Vincent
The Longmeadow High School World Language Department announces award winners on National Language Exams.
The National Language Examinations are administered each year in across the nation and are sponsored by the American Association of teachers of French, the American Classical League and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Congratulations to World Language students from Longmeadow High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2015 National French, Latin and Spanish Examinations.
French, Spanish and Latin students from Longmeadow High School School earned a total of 22 gold, 66 silver and 61 bronze medals along with 59 honorable mentions.
Awards Ceremony May 2014
This past spring, World Language students were honored for their participation in the national exams in French, Latin and Spanish. The exams are created by a national committee from each language and are administered in high schools across the nation during the months of March and April. Longmeadow High School students competed against their peers throughout the United States for top honors. Ceremonies were held in the Longmeadow High School auditorium during students’ language class and all participants were recognized for the participation in these national assessments. Two hundred thirty-five Longmeadow High School language students participated in these exams, doing very well, placing locally and nationally at all levels.
The following students received national recognition for placing in the top 85% to 95% of the nation:
The following students received national recognition for placing between the 75% and 85% in the nation.
The following students received top honors in 2014. Students in bold received honors in more than one language.
In addition to those who received top honors, many language students were also recognized at a high level for their scores in 2014:
At the Colosseum; Rome, Italy.
Running a race- original Olympic stadium-Olympia-Greece
French Students Travel to Smith College Art Museum
On December 3, 2013 a group of 25 French students traveled to the Smith College Art Museum to view the college’s collection of French Impressionist work. This trip was a culmination of the French Impressionist Unit studied as part of the third year French Curriculum. Tour guides from the museum brought students around to see paintings from the Classical period, which pre-dates the Impressionist movement, and then works by Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot. After the tour, the students were given time to explore the museum on their own.
Many students enjoyed the time to view works from the 19th century as well as more modern artwork. Students participating in the field trip included French students in third year French as well as those who had previously studied the Impressionist unit and are now enrolled in fourth and fifth year French courses.
We congratulate Ms. Candon on receiving such a prestigious award and thank her for sharing her knowledge and experience with the Longmeadow High School community.
2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Latin Students Travel to Italy and Greece.
Eight Latin students from LHS joined 4 Latin students from ELHS to travel to Italy and Greece over April vacation.
The students had a fantastic time and learned an amazing amount. They were able to use their Latin skills to translate inscriptions all over – and even to read Greek inscriptions at one of the museums.
We visited Rome (including the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Borghese museum, the Colosseum, and the Forum), Pompeii, Herculaneum, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Athens (including the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum). Parents and other interested parties were able to follow along with the trip on our twitter (@latintrip2014).
The overall favorite was probably Pompeii, where we visited the house of Caecilius, the main character in the Latin 1 book, followed by a visit to Herculaneum (another town destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius). Students enjoyed eating gelato in Italy and haggling in the Greek market in Athens after all the amazing ruins and museums they saw.
At the house of Caecilius in Pompeii, Italy
At the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
National Parks and France
On December 10, Mr. James Woolsey of the National Parks Service spoke to French classes about his time in France working for the National Park Service. He shared with the students a look at how we as a country remember wars, our soldiers, and most importantly, those soldiers who died in service to their country. During his time in Normandy, Mr. Woolsey was instrumental in cre
ating a new visitor center for the American Cemetery in Normandy. Mr. Woolsey worked in France for five years, overseeing work on our nation’s European cemeteries before returning to the United States with his family. He is currently the Superintendent of the Springfield Armory. http://www.abmc.gov/home.php
Spanish Embassy Award Given to Longmeadow
High School Teacher
Melissa Candon, a Spanish teacher at Longmeadow High School, received a scholarship from the Spanish Embassy to participate in a two-week language, culture and technology workshop at the Mester School of Spanish Language Courses in Salamanca, Spain. While there, she and other Spanish teachers from around the globe focused on ways to enhance the instruction of Spanish through the effective use of technology in the language classroom.
Beyond the classroom, Ms. Candon was able to explore Salamanca’s sights such as the University, the Cathedral, and the lively Plaza Mayor. She was also fortunate to see other parts of Spain, such as Cáceres, Mérida and Los Arribes del Duero. Recently Ms. Candon presented at the annual Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) conference in Sturbridge, demonstrating many of the technology tools from her work in Salamanca.
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