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World Language In-House Field Trip

World Language In-House Field Trip
2nd-6th hour, Friday, March 10th

Hello Parents,                                      

            In the past during World Language Week our students participated in after-school workshops.  This model left some students out who were busy after school or did not have a ride home. 

            We are happy this year to be bringing over a dozen performers and speakers to ALL of our world language students during 2nd-6th hours on Friday, March 10th.

            We will be starting the day with a performance by Sum Kali, an Eastern Indian Music Group made up of 5 professional musicians (including a tabla drummer and sitar player).  We will end the day with speaker Michael Burwell from Kids Against Hunger.  He is a dynamic speaker who will be returning in the spring to pack meals with our students.  

            During 3rd and 5th hours students will be able to choose their own break-out sessions.  There will be a sign-up genius available on our HMS website (under Clubs, World Language Week) available starting Thursday, February 16th after school.  Students are instructed to sign up for one workshop for session one (3rd hour) and a different one for session two (5th hour).  Some of our offerings will include Hindi, Welsh, Nigerian, and Finnish among several others. Thanks in advance to our speakers and presenters who are taking time to be with us that day.
World Language Week Invite 2017 Sign-Up

            During 4th hour and lunches the students will be watching the Polish cartoon "Rek Sio" and attending their regular lunches.

            Throughout the day our art teacher Ms. Baldwin will be doing Henna Body Art in our main hallway.  A session with Ms. Baldwin will cost $10 and all proceeds will go to our Kids Against Hunger activity in the spring.  Students who are interested should make an appointment with Ms. Baldwin through the separate sign-up genius link that will also be available Feb 16th on the HMS website under Clubs/World Language Week.
Henna Body Art Appointments


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March 8—World Language Banquet & Performance


World Language Week

Banquet & Performance


Our World Language Week banquet for HMS at Ore Creek will be held Wednesday,  March 8th at 6:30. We usually start eating by 6:40 and like to be in the aux gym for  performances by 7:30.

For the banquet itself all tables will be set and will also have water available to drink; however, the food is provided by our families. The idea is to bring something from another culture (does not have to be from Germany if your child takes German, though, etc.). We have a guide below to ensure that we get a smattering of treats from the beginning to end of the  meal. These are separated by last name. HOWEVER, if your last name falls under "dessert" BUT your family makes the most incredible pierogi, we would much rather you BREAK THE RULE and bring what you love to make. We suggest making enough to feed a large family (9x13 pan is a good guide). We expect over 200, sometimes 300 guests but there is so much food that a regular-sized dish is always appropriate.
Please do not use your finest dishes and mark all dishes and tools that you would like to find again. Our HS foreign language students always do an excellent job cleaning up our mess while we are watching the performances and dishes are ready for pick up on the way out. An index card with the name of your dish and country of origin is also helpful for everyone. Students typically bring an index card with the recipe the following day to class to earn their points for bringing food to the banquet.

The following is a guide as far as what to bring to the banquet:
  • Last names A-G - salads and sides/bread
  • Last names H-K - fruits and vegetables
  • Last names L-S - main dishes
  • Last names T-Z – desserts

As you enter the banquet, our HS students will take your dish and find a place in the right "zone" for it as you find your seat and enjoy the evening.  Thank you for helping us celebrate World Language Week 2017.

“With languages you are at home anywhere.”— Edmund de Waal

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