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Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

Latin teacher Ms. Amy Petersen has fueled students' interest in the language of the Romans at Midlothian for the past 15 years. Her dedication to teaching and her impact on students has made her a role model for her fellow educators in the Richmond Metro Area. This dedication deserves commemoration, a...

Dedication, Inside and Out

Dedication, Inside and Out

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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Congratulations, November's Employee of the Month, Mr. Matt Hutchings. Mr Hutchings currently coaches football, indoor track, and outdoor track in addition to teaching Health and PE at Midlothian High. Coming from a family of teachers, Mr. Hutchings has dedicated himself to positive growth and devel...

Guess Who?

Guess Who?

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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On Friday, November 11, the Honors World History II class put on an exciting and historic Enlightenment Salon project. Students dressed up as historic figures from the Enlightenment Age, played in character and guessed who played whom over a small dinner party. The party went on, and everybody enjoyed ...

Rewarding the Voice of Midlo

Rewarding the Voice of Midlo

Nabiha Rais, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


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Every month, the previous recipient of the Teachers Recognizing Teachers award passes the award to another commendable member of Midlothian High School’s faculty. English teacher Mrs. Amy Tucker passed the award to Social Studies teacher Mr. Timothy Johnson for “his dedication to Midlothian as so...

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


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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...

Speaking from the Heart

Speaking from the Heart

Lara Ann Douglas, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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