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C’est le Congrés!

C’est le Congrés!

Marisa Ruotolo, Midlo Scoop Staff

March 6, 2018


Filed under News from the Classroom

Students woke up early on Saturday, March 3, 2018, to take part in the twentieth anniversary of the French competition, otherwise known as Congrés, where French students from all levels, French 1a to French 7 compete during a fun-filled day from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  The day started with an open...

Students Take on the Bitter Cold of Canada

Students Take on the Bitter Cold of Canada

Joy Li, Midlo Scoop Staff

February 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On February 9, 2018, six Midlothian French students, senior Joy Li, senior Gregory Beckwith, senior Claire O'Brien, senior Max Turkaly, junior Julia Gagulska, and sophomore Annabel Schepker, accompanied by Mme. Catherine Mazzola, embarked on a journey to Quebec, Canada. They shuffled onto a bus with seven Ja...

Mrs. Garrison Returns

Mrs. Garrison Returns

Caitlin Woods and Carrie Rowley

November 29, 2017


Filed under Spotlights

After an extended summer because of maternity leave, Mrs. Garrison made a grand return to Midlothian High School on November 20th. French I and II students missed her tremendously while she was away from teaching. Mrs. Garrison says leaving her newborn son, Gus, at home is hard, but it is refreshing ...

Nonstop French

Nonstop French

Anna Chen, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 5, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

During the summer of 2017, two Midlo seniors Elena McCoy and Ketki Morabkar spent three weeks at the Governor's Foreign Language Academy for French, held at the Washington and Lee University. This full-immersion program offered students an in-depth study in the French language, all the while providi...

Bien fait! Midlothian French Program Awarded Distinction

Bien fait! Midlothian French Program Awarded Distinction

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor

May 15, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

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