News Archive 2009-2010

World Languages Awards
Friday, June 04, 2010

The 2009-2010 World Languages and Cultures Department awards were given to the following students. Congratulations!

French I: Adedoyin Ladoja
French II: Erin Strickland
French III: Anthony Schend
UCONN French: Joanie Drake
Spanish I: Gina Al Manakhly
Spanish II: Amber Coombe
Spanish IIA: Kayla Fowler
Spanish III: Sarah Woodruff
Spanish IV: Katie Pietras
Spanish V/AP/UCONN: Emilie Saccone
Conversational Spanish: Emilie Saccone
Diana Chaney Award: Chase Philpot

State Poetry Contest 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Seven students from Ledyard High School (left to right: Erin Strickland, Breanna Browne, Emilie Saccone, Grace Chattin, Michael Salas, Ronnie Tardiff, David Tang) along with Rachel Gernert from Ledyard Middle School, competed in the 29th COLT Foreign Language Poetry Contest. The event was held on April 27th at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT, with over 1100 students participating. Grace Chattin and Michael Salas won silver medals for their poetry recitations at the French I and Spanish II levels respectively.

Justo Lamas Concert 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010

The Justo Lamas 2010 concert was a great success! In addition to Ledyard, students from Stonington and Groton joined us for the show. Highlights of the concert were Cody Doucette's talented version of "Te Toca a Ti" and Nathan Allen's successful tongue-twister "Estoy loco por ti, por ti estoy loco". Both of them won a Justo CD for their efforts. Sra. Anderson's second block Spanish 4 class danced with Justo to "Ríe y Llora" and Koby Nelson and Jessica Meyer performed with Justo to the song "Te necesito". Everyone had a great time! Mark your calendars for Justo's next concert which will be March 21st, 2011!

Chinese Calligraphy
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today the International Club learned about Chinese Calligraphy with Stephanie Tse. Stephanie explained the Chinese character system and demonstrated how some words have their own character while others are spelled phonetically. She then showed students how to write their names in Chinese using special Chinese paper, ink and brushes.

World Language Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, November 19, 2009

During Activity Period on Thursday November 19 the International Club had a language scavenger hunt. Students were divided into teams and were given either French or Spanish lists of objects to find around the school. The teams with the most items found were: 1st place French team Dora Eng, Katie Pietras and Marta Basanez. Second place Spanish team Hayley Burke, Khunearie Seong, Ben Richardson and Liz Vantroba. Third place Spanish team Ben Blask, Josh Searles, Jon Schilke and Mike Brannon. Congratulations to all winners and thanks to everyone who participated in this fun event!

International Club
Thursday, October 22, 2009

During activity periods on October 8 and 21, the International Club hosted presentations from our current exchange students and Dr. Graner. Students learned about life in Spain, France, Germany and Mexico. Room 205 was filled with students and staff both times.

SMART Boards
Thursday, October 01, 2009

We were the recipients of the LEAF capital grant last year. We are in the process of equipping five of our seven rooms with permanent interactive SMART Boards, projectors and new computers. We are building a network/Internet-based multi-media system to enhance instruction and improve student learning. Stay tuned!