Wednesday, May 28, 2014

National French Exam Results

The National French Exam results are in! Arlington High School has 25 National prizewinners!
We are extremely proud of all our students!

French 2 Top Ten National Medal Winners:
Kate Carr
Alexander Klein
Tess Lavalley

Honorable Mention:
Nachiket Pathak
Minerva Veeser-Bovea
Clinton Garrahan

French 3 Top 10 National Medal Winners:
Kiran Gite --* Placing 1st in the state and 2nd nationally!
Alice Tracey
Bernardo Lowen Zordan
Ian Bernardin
Rachel Harrison
Madeline Goldstein
Grace Hoglund
Alice Liu

Honorable Mention:
Vignesh Chockalingam
Allison Candell
Louisa Kuper
Samuel O'Keefe
Kathryn Ray

French 4 Top 10 National Medal Winners:
Emanuele Vico
Luca Canepa

Honorable Mention:
Pauline Allqr
Zachary Guion

French 5 Honorable Mention:
Brooke Bernardin
Gabriel Nahn

Friday, May 23, 2014

Students Inducted in National World Language Honor Societies

In only its second year at Arlington High School, we are proud to announce that the following students were inducted recently into the National World Language Honor Societies of Arlington High School. Students must meet rigorous academic criteria and demonstrate a commitment to language learning in order to join these societies, which are currently offered for students in French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Société Honoraire de Français
Julia Blass
Tim Chang
Marybeth Ciarlone
Shannon Coughlin
Ruth Ferrante
Zachary Guion
Allison Holt
Daniel Klingsberg
Nicholas Madden
Redate Negussie
Panagiotis Nikitas
Aidan O'Day
Emma Stewart
Catherine Tiffany
Camille Vitale

National Latin Honor Society
Meghan DeCourcey
Eryk Dobrushkin
William Doyle
Samuel Glick
Sara Hamilton
Ruby Kinnamon
Joseph Romano
Kaavya Senthil
Rahul Sompuram

National Chinese Honor Society
Mitchell Kwok

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Anthony Aggouras
Rosella Aluia
Eliza Brush
Dominique Carey
Ellen Cayer
Jack Cohn
Aaron Colonnese
Gaurav Dangol
Rachel Domond
Katarina Gentile
Audrey Griffith
Marley Jurgensmeyer
Christina Kennedy
Megan Lo
Alexandra McElhoe
Diego Opperman
Anja Pajevic
Ammarah Rehman

Congratulations to these students for this wonderful academic achievement!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AHS Awarded $16,000 to Continue Italian Program!

Arlington High School was just awarded $16,000 from the Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.) to continue its Italian language program. Italian was brought back to the high school last year--thanks to another generous C.A.S.IT grant--after being cut in 2002. There are now 75 students studying Italian 1 at the high school, and thanks to the additional funds being awarded, we will be able to offer Italian 2 next year as well.

We are very grateful to C.A.S.IT for its continued support, and look forward to the growth of Italian in the years to come!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Two WL Teachers Present at MaFLA Diversity Day

Arlington High School French teacher, Véronique Lahey, and Spanish teacher, Katia Haberman were invited to present at the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association's annual Diversity Day to share their expertise with other language teachers. Ms. Lahey presented to French teachers about the region in southern France where she is from, with a presentation entitled, "La France n'est pas que Paris: Découverte du Midi" (France is not just Paris: Discovery of the Midi region). Ms. Haberman presented to Spanish teachers on her native Peru with her presentation, "Peru: Imperio de Tesoros Escondidos" (Peru: Empire of Lost Treasures).

We are so proud of both teachers for sharing their expertise with fellow language teachers across the state and representing Arlington in this important professional development event!

New Teacher Commendations Awarded to Na Lu-Hogan and Katia Haberman!

I am very happy to announce that Spanish teacher Katia Haberman and Mandarin teacher Na Lu-Hogan have been awarded the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association's New Teacher Commendation! This award recognizes their demonstrated excellence in foreign language teaching. Only four teachers in the entire state are given this award each year, so it is a true honor to have two of them be a part of the Arlington Public School system (though knowing both teachers well, I am not at all surprised!).

Please join me in congratulating Katia and Luna! They are both so very deserving of this important recognition!

¡Felicidades, Katia!

Zhùhè nín, Luna!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gladiator Cardboard Games at the Ottoson!

Latin students at the Ottoson dressed up like gladiators on Friday and practiced spoken Latin to participate in the first-ever Gladiator Cardboard Games, which will hopefully become an annual tradition. Latin teacher, Abbi Holt, organized the games as a fun and interactive way for students to understand Roman culture, practice using Latin, and have a lot of fun!

To learn more, check out the games overview and rules HERE.