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Bien fait! Midlothian French Program Awarded Distinction

Bien fait! Midlothian French Program Awarded Distinction

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

Crafted from the hard work and collaboration of a legacy of past and current Midlo French teachers, Midlo's French Department received the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) award of Exemplary Program with Honors. Only eleven schools and universities in the nation received the distinction...

Magnifique in May

Magnifique in May

Anna Chen, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Spotlights

Midlo's May Employee of the Month, shares her love for the French language with her students and a passion for teaching with her colleagues. She brings enthusiasm and devotion to multiple organizations and student programs as well. She has served as director of Congres Francais, sits on the Board of...

La France: Une aventure inoubliable pour les élèves de Midlo

La France: Une aventure inoubliable pour les élèves de Midlo

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

Spring Break is often a time coveted by teachers and students alike. While many individuals revel in a long pause from academic pursuit, some individuals, however, enjoy continuing to explore school-based interests. For a select group of students from the Midlothian High School French program, as well...

Language and Culture Immersion

Language and Culture Immersion

Mrs. Amy Petersen
April 25, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

The World Language Department is thrilled to announce that all students who applied to the Governor's Foreign Language Academies were either accepted or wait-listed.  This is a highly competitive and very special opportunity. Students will spend three weeks immersed in the language of their academy a...

Devenants Auteurs (Becoming Authors)

Devenants Auteurs (Becoming Authors)

Ellen Tucker, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

On Friday, March 24, 2017 advanced level French students presented their handwritten children's books to other members of the French community. French students in levels 4-6 wrote and illustrated children's books completely in French to send to children in Haiti. The whole process, from reading oth...

Unifié par la Langue: La Marveilleuse Convention Française

Unifié par la Langue: La Marveilleuse Convention Française

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

On March 11, 2017, Midlothian High School students joined 375 other students hailing from local middle and high schools to attend the 19th annual French Convention, referred to as Le Congrès Français, held at The Chesterfield Technical Center (CTC) at Hull. Midlo French teacher Mrs. Catherine Mazzola di...

Spreading a Love of Language

Spreading a Love of Language

Anna Chen, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

On February 11, 2017, students from Midlothian High School traveled to the Midlothian public library to teach elementary school students all about French. The Midlo students taught French songs, clothing, and Valentine's Day traditions to the excited kids. Students had 15-20 minutes with groups...

Lotto: French Phrases and Community Service

Lotto: French Phrases and Community Service

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under News from the Classroom

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Midlothian High School Chapter of the Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society) visited Lexington Court Nursing Home. Following the chapter's service initiative, to perform acts of service to the Midlothian and Richmond community at large while sharing the...

Q & A: Tim and Margaux, French Exchange Students

Q & A: Tim and Margaux, French Exchange Students

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor; Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

It goes without saying that France and the United States have distinctive cultural differences. Recently, a very accomplished group of teenage linguists ventured from Epernay, France, to Midlothian, Virginia, to immerse themselves in American culture. Even though they all held prior knowledge of the English...

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...

Les Professeurs D’Université Impressionnants

Les Professeurs D’Université Impressionnants

Ellen Tucker and Madame Lindsay Garrison
November 9, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

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...

Lovers of All Things French

Lovers of All Things French

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor; Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under News from the Classroom

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...

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