Monday, June 22, 2015

Café Parisien Winners!

French students in Véronique Lahey's French 4 class competed in the popular Café Parisien project, presenting their proposals to a jury of judges. A year-long project, students must prepare a business proposal for a new café or restaurant in Paris (of course, this must be entirely in French!). Details are crucial, and students must include financial models, a restaurant layout, a marketing plan, a menu, and sample food for the judges to taste during their presentation.

The quality of the presentations this year was outstanding, with one judge commenting: "Every year, I am impressed by the creativity of the students. It is truly amazing to see how much they are involved in the Café Parisien project; their interest, enthusiasm and participation with the goal to deliver the very best. This is such a great way to engage students in an interesting and inspiring experience or eventually a career start :-)"

Félicitations to this year's winners!

1. First Place with (for the first time) 100 of the points: AUBERGINE
Kiran Gite, Louisa Kuper, Susannah Benn, Anne Higgins


2. Second place with 97%: ZÉRO 
Vignesh Chockalingam, Andrew Peterson, Mila Stanojevic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

National World Language Honor Society Inducts New Members

Students were inducted into the National World Language Honor Society of Arlington High School Sunday night, which includes:
The mission of this society is to reward and recognize high achievement in language studies, promote high standards of scholarship in language studies, support and encourage language studies, stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for language studies, and promote and perpetuate international friendships and cultural understanding.

Congratulations to the following students:

FRENCH
BennSusannah
CandellAllison
CarrKate
ChockalingamVignesh
DonlanEva
GiteKiran
KuperLouisa
LiuAlice
LiuKerry
O'KeefeSamuel
TraceyAlice
WicksAshley
WerstNathan
BernardinIan

LATIN
BernardinIan
AmmondsonPeter
AmmondsonMargaret
BissaintheSheldon
ColeyMaya
FarmerMichaela
FranzosaAlexander
GriesmanKendra
JenkinsGrace
JigarjianErin
JoglekarAditi
KirchnerErin
LavalleyTess
RosnerKatherine
SchoonmakerLaura
SeibringAaron
TonkinIndia
WolfsdorfPaolo
FlanaganCora

MANDARIN
DonovanKatya
MaierJason
NangloTenzin
TsuchidaYuran

SPANISH
AyErin
BlumenfeldCharlotte
CarneyMatthew
DohertyMaura
Fox-JurkowitzMax
GouldBenjamin
GutierrezSara
HallGalen
HouricanLauren
IskenderianLenna
MahoneyMolly
NapitAlvina
PajevicIsabella
RamosNoelani
RastogiShivam
RookwoodStefan
Sofis-ScheftCallie
TseVictoria
WestGeorge


José's Food Truck Brings Mexican Food to Spanish Class

To bring to life a unit on food for her Spanish 2 class, Spanish teacher Emmy Osterling organized a visit from José's Mexican Food Truck (the owner of which happened to be the father of one of her students). The truck came to the school last week with a special menu for students, along with two servers who only spoke Spanish! Students had to order their food in Spanish, then enjoyed an authentic lunch on the lawn. ¡Delicioso!


MaFLA Awards for Outstanding Students

Congratulations to five seniors who have been awarded the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association Board of Directors Award for Excellence, which recognizes one student per language who has demonstrated excellence in the most advanced course of each language taught in a school. Students must have also distinguished themselves for leadership in foreign language activity.

Congratulations to:

William Doyle (Advanced Placement Latin)
Christina Kennedy (Advanced Placement Spanish & Spanish 5 Honors - Spanish Cinema)
Kayla Bertucci (Italian 2 Honors)
Mitchell Kwok (Mandarin 4 Honors)
Julia Blass (Advanced Placement French)

From left: Latin teacher Ed Foley, Latin student William Doyle; Spanish teacher Meagan Bassett, Spanish student Christina Kennedy, Spanish teacher Christina Toro; French teacher Véronique Lahey, French student Julia Blass; Mandarin student Mitchelle Kwok; Italian student Kayla Bertucci, Italian teacher Tony Di Sanzo