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Speaking from the Heart

Speaking from the Heart

Lara Ann Douglas, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

On Veterans Day, students awarded for the core values of respect and responsibility had the privilege of hearing from Purple Heart recipient Lieutenant Clarence Singleton. The lieutenant’s life of bravery and selflessness is admirable. He is not only a retired United States Marine and Vietnam War ...

Language and Laughter in the Library

Language and Laughter in the Library

Madame Lindsay Garrison and Jake Petrillo
November 11, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, French students taught children, ages K-5, basic French vocabulary through a variety of activities at the Midlothian Public Library .  BJ Beckwith and Evelyn Reece taught body parts using songs.  Claire O'Brien taught colors with stuffed animals and colored candy.  Ka...

Congratulations, Mr. Spewak!

Congratulations, Mr. Spewak!

Emily Junkmann, Technology Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Spewak, Midlo's IB Coordinator, on earning his National Board Certification in English. National Board Certification is the most respected certification teachers can earn. This certification was developed to recognize teachers across the country who go the extra mile to hel...

Culinary Creations

Culinary Creations

Dreya Fernandes and Mrs. Lindsay Garrison
November 11, 2016
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On Wednesday, November 2nd, twenty-one French 1 students traveled to the CTC @ Hull (Chesterfield Technical Center) to learn how to bake baguettes from scratch. The field trip served as an introduction to a unit that comes later in the year, giving them a reason to write down the recipe down. Students ...

Les Professeurs D’Université Impressionnants

Les Professeurs D’Université Impressionnants

Ellen Tucker and Madame Lindsay Garrison
November 9, 2016
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On Monday, October 24th, French 4 students in Madame Garrison's class traveled to Randolph-Macon College, where they took a tour of the campus, heard about Study Abroad opportunities in French speaking countries, and participated in a French cinema class. Throughout the field trip, students under...

Crayons, Chalkboards, and Children

Crayons, Chalkboards, and Children

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

Every even day at Midlo during their Service Learning class period,  juniors and seniors, carefully selected by Mrs. Tully, travel to J.B. Watkins Elementary School to experience being teachers. This program, also known as Teachers for Tomorrow, provides an opportunity for high schoolers to work ...

Not Your Average Joes

Not Your Average Joes

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor; Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

On October 25th & 26th, sixty-nine students from across Chesterfield County Public Schools shadowed members of local government. These students were elected from committees of teachers and faculty in every high school in the county based on their ability to exhibit interest in public service, performence...

L’échange à Midlo

L’échange à Midlo

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

At around 12:00 am on Monday, October 24th, thirty French students from Epernay, France, arrived at Midlothian High School, ten of whom will attend school at James River High School, due to a partnership between Midlo and James River. The students radiated with excitement and nervousness as they searche...

Lovers of All Things French

Lovers of All Things French

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor; Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
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Félicitations aux nouveaux membres de La Société Honoraire de Français. Translation: Congratulations to the new members of the National French Honor Society. On Thursday, October 20th, the SHF broke tradition inducting 11 new members in a fall induction ceremony. In past years, the SHF had conduct...

Mall Marketing Makeover

Mall Marketing Makeover

Sydney Van Horn, Merrill Livingston, and Mrs. Carolyn Manheim
October 21, 2016
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On October 13th and 14th, Karen Smith, mother of sophomore Logan Smith and Marketing Director of the Stony Point Fashion Park Mall, visited Mrs. Carolyn Manheim's IB Business Management classes.  Mrs. Manheim taught Logan last year, and once she found out about his mother's job, she immediately invite...

Deutsch Kultur bei Midlo

Deutsch Kultur bei Midlo

Anna Chen, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

National German Week (October 3-9) commemmorates the anniversary of Unification Day, when East Berlin rejoined West Berlin in 1990. Midlo celebrated the week by asking a series of trivia questions over the announcements. Winners received gummy bear treats from their German teachers. Unification D...

Deutschessenspassfesttag

Deutschessenspassfesttag

Anna Chen, Staff Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

On September 30, the Honors German 4 students excitedly entered class ready to kick off the first of many German food days. In commeration of the 27th anniversary (November 9) of the fall of the Berlin Wall, students brought in authentic German cuisine items popular during the time when the Soviet Union ...

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