Thursday, May 25, 2017

MaFLA Board of Director Awards Given to AHS Seniors

Please join us in congratulating our seniors for their outstanding work in their world language studies. The following students have been awarded the MaFLA Board of Directors Award.

Eleni Blanas - Leadership in Foreign Language Activities
Grace Mungenast - Scholarship in Latin
Grace Caulo - Scholarship in Mandarin
Eleni Blanas - Scholarship in Spanish
Tarangana Thapa - Scholarship in French
Olivia Bonardi - Scholarship in Italian







Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Students Travel to France!

AHS students were off to France over April break as part of the longstanding France Exchange program. We were partnered with the Lycée Saint Aspais in Melun, about an hour south of Paris. Students visited Paris, Fontainebleau, and a number of Chateaux in the Loire valley, while also attending a few days in a French high school. Each student stayed with their host family for a true immersion experience.

The next French Exchange will be planned for the 2018-2019 school year.
















Friday, April 28, 2017

Language Awards Night & World Language Expo

Arlington High School held its first annual Language Awards Night & World Language Expo last night, with over 100 students receiving awards or being inducted into a language honor society. Faculty advisor, Cassandra Mea, organized the event, and current honor society students prepared language tables with food and cultural information and games for the Expo. AHS Principal, Dr. Janger, also come to give opening remarks to students on the importance of language learning.

Please join us in congratulating the following students, who were honored last night:

National World Language Honor Societies
Société Honoraire de Français

BersTali
BishopRowan
CarrierKathryn
DonlanNoa
DresslerCaroline
FleschJulian
GraceffaOlivia
HeJunyi
HydeSarah
JounMarshall
McCarthyElizabeth
McCarthyJacqueline
MorgensternChloe
O'BrienAnnalie
OllandMarie
RademacherSally
SchuellerBeatrice
SkehanGrace
Smith-KaufmanEmily
VitaleCatherine
WelchLucy
WolfsdorfIsabella

Società Onoraria Italica
Costantino-CarriganIsabella
ReissAbraham
StewartClara

National Latin Honor Society

AltonHannah
BellCharlotte
ColmanNatasha
Cui-SteinMaxwell
FaiolaKatherine
FlanaganNed
HeighamIone
HewesAlex
Rossi-FortunatiJulieta
SolovayKira
Sundar RajanGayatri
YpsilantisPetra

National Chinese Honor Society

GoulopoulosAnastasia

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

AdhikariSuepriya
AngellJulia
AwadGabriela
BernhardMiles
BrighamKatherine
BurtonAya
CayerWilliam
ClearyLloyd
CunniffAmy
DhungelPrathana
FinchMegan
HadleyAyla
HoffingerBenjamin
IskenderianAnna
JurgensmeyerAdeline
KirchnerLaura
KuklinskiOwen
MahoneySean
MaloyKristen
McElhoeNicole
MendezEdith
MojahedJessica
MorenoAdriana
PlattEmma
PlotkinSophie
WagnerMarina
WilloughbyGrace
WilsonClaire

Seal of Biliteracy
Platinum Seal - Advanced Low Proficiency
BARCHUK, MykhayloLatin
BARKER, GeorgeLatin
CZARNECKA, SoniaPolish
FRIEDMAN, SpencerLatin
GATES, JessicaLatin
GLICK, ElizaLatin
HEITMANN, NathanielGerman
ISKENDERIAN, AnnaGerman
KIKUCHI, MiuJapanese
KOUZOUIAN, AlinaWestern Armenian
McCABE, JuliannaLatin
MORGENSTERN, ChloeFrench
OSTLING, AmeliaLatin
ROSSI-FORTUNATI, Julieta (WHO)Spanish
TAPIERO, NicoSpanish
WANG, Nina (AAH)Portuguese
WANG, NinaLatin

Gold Seal - Intermediate High Proficiency
DURST, SarahLatin
FERNANDEZ, MariaSpanish
FRIEDMAN, SpencerGerman
JACOB-DOLAN, JeremiahLatin
LEWIS, AlexandraSpanish
LINCOLN, SharonFrench
LUSHI, Xheni (JENNY)Latin
MENDEZ, RebeccaSpanish
PLOTKIN, SophieSpanish
RAGY, HassanLatin
ROTHENBERG, ElsaSpanish
TSE, Alexandra (SEE)Latin
VEATCH, RoyLatin
ZANOBETTI FOREMAN, JamilaItalian

Silver Seal - Intermediate Mid Proficiency
ALUIA, IsabelSpanish
AYAD, MustaphaSpanish
BIRD, JulianaLatin
BLANAS, EleniSpanish
BLANAS, MarinosSpanish
COLETY, Benjamin (COLE-TEE)French
HURLEY, EmilieLatin
KLEIN, AlexFrench
MENDEZ, EdithSpanish
MITRI, PeterSpanish
MORE, GurpinderSpanish
NILES, OwenItalian
OLLAND, MarieFrench
PATHAK, Nachiket (Na-CHEE-ket)French
RAO, AjaySpanish
SMITH, TimothySpanish
TOMILSON, SarahFrench
VELAGOSHTI, Viola (GO)Latin
VERSPYCK, Adrian (Ver-SPEAK)French
WAGNER, MarinaSpanish

Global Competence Program
BARRETT, HannahMachismo Culture in Peru
DeBESCHE, ZacharyEnvironmental Issues in Chilota Music
KLEIN, AlexWhere It Went Wrong: How the Nazi Party Came to Power
HOLMAN, BaileyItaly's Government: From Rome to a Republic
OSTLING, AmeliaThe Two Koreas














Thursday, April 27, 2017

OMS French Students Travel to Montréal

Over April vacation, a group of Ottoson French students travelled to Montréal with teacher chaperon Juli Keyes. The students practiced their French skills, did a walking tour of the city, visited the Olympic Park, took cooking lessons, ate at a traditional sugar shack, and much more!

You can see the full trip itinerary HERE. We look forward to offering this trip again in the 2018-2019 school year!












Friday, April 7, 2017

Gladiator Games at OMS

Latin teacher, Abbi Holt, held her annual Gladiator Games this week for 7th grade students. The Games are a fun and interactive way to use Latin in a culturally authentic and engaging way.

To learn more about the objectives and rules of the Games, please see this website: https://sites.google.com/site/latinfandom/home/gladiator-cosplay-in-latin



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Parent Meeting for Rome Trip

There will be an informational presentation and meeting for parents and guardians concerning the Rome Trip in February of 2018.  This meeting will take place in room 506 of Arlington High School from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017. All are welcome at this meeting, parents, guardians and students alike.

If you are interested in receiving information but are unable to attend this meeting, please email Cassandra Mea at cmea@arlington.k12.ma.us.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Italy Exchange Announced for 2017-2018

We are excited to announce our first-ever Italy Exchange for the 2017-2018 school year. AHS is parntering with ITT Marco Polo, a high school located in Florence for the exchange. Italian students will travel to Arlington in September, 2017, (9/9/17 - 9/23/17) and AHS students will travel to Florence over April vacation. The trip is open to all AHS students, with priority to students enrolled in Italian classes or those with a background in Italian. The trip will be led by Latin/Italian teacher, Ed Foley.

To learn more about the Exchange, please view the following slide show:


Please see the STUDENT FOLDER for information on the trip itinerary, pricing, required documents, and insurance information. Students may register online by CLICKING HERE.


The deadline to register for the Italy Exchange is May 15, 2017.