News Archive 2010-2011

World Language Awards 2010-2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The 2010-2011 World Languages and Cultures Department awards were given to the following students. Congratulations!

World Languages and Cultures - Sara Dart-Ford
French 1 – Abby Booth
French 2 – Ian Maxwell
French 3 – Britta Johnson
French 4 – Antoine Schend
Spanish 1 – Brandon Chesnut
Spanish 2 – Alex Hintz-Valdez
Spanish 3 – Steven Burger
Spanish 4 – Porter Reim
AP Spanish - Dan DeNinno
Conversational Spanish – Megan Brooks
Diana Chaney – Sergio Piccone

COLT Poetry Recitation Contest 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011

Ten students from Ledyard High School and one from Ledyard Middle School recently participated in the 30th annual COLT Poetry Recitation Contest held at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, CT. Four students were awarded the following medals: Britta Johnson, Gold, French IV; Michael Salas, Gold, Spanish IV; Rachel Gernert, Bronze, French I; Genesis Ramon, Silver, Middle School Native Speaker. Other students participating were: Julianna Beaver, Amber Coombe, Dan DeNinno, Stormie Fortner, Ian Maxwell, Ronald Tardiff, and Austin Walker.

Spring Break in Spain
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Several Spanish students travelled with Sra. Anderson to Spain over Spring Break. Highlights of the trip included visits to Madrid, El Prado Museum, a bull ranch, Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, a ride on the AVE high speed train to Barcelona, la Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Parc Güell, and shopping along Las Ramblas. Students enjoyed tasting Spanish cuisine and visited museums, cathedrals and castles. ¡Todos se divirtieron muchísimo!

Trip to Québec 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011

French students from the middle school and high school went to Québec February 21 -24. There were thirty-two participants from both the high school and middle school who experienced Québécois life and culture. They went dog sledding, snowshoeing, danced to traditional music and ate traditional food. They learned how to make maple syrup and maple butter. They even visited a high school and made friends with students from Québec. They also went through the tunnels at L’Université Laval and went on a scavenger hunt at a grocery store where they were forced to communicate in French. One of the highlights every time this trip takes place is tubing. This is where one takes a tube lift to the top of a large hill and descends the hill either solo on their tube or they hold onto each others’ tubes and go down together. It is an experience that one wants to repeat over and over. This year, the weather was fabulous and the participants will tell you that they truly enjoyed themselves.

Las tortillas españolas
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Students in Sra. Froh's Spanish 3 class recently shared some "tortillas españolas" made by several of their classmates. This is a classic dish from Spain that resembles a potato and egg omelette.

Games and Guacamole
Thursday, February 10, 2011

During Activity Period students in Spanish Club played games in Spanish (Scrabble, Monopoly, Operando, ¿Adivina Quien?, naipes, Juego de la Oca, El Juego de la Vida and Twister) while enjoying chips, salsa, queso and guacamole. ¡Todos se divirtieron muchísimo!

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Regan Patsiga displays her Papel Picado creation
Papel Picado
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Students in Spanish Club made Papel Picado for el Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday in which deceased family members and friends are honored.

Latin Views 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Students in AP Spanish, Spanish IV and Conversational Spanish were treated to Latin Views 2010, the biannual art exposition of the Latin Network for the Visual Arts. Students traveled to UCONN Avery Point for a guided tour in Spanish. As always the exposition was incredible.

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Spanish Club Zumba Lesson
Zumba Lesson
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zumba instructor Collette Mercier shows students how to move and groove to Latin rhythms with Zumba.