News Archive 2012-2013

Quebec 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mme Sylvestre took a group of students to Quebec in February. Just posted some photos. Check out the photos!

COLT Poetry Contest 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The annual CT Council of Language Teachers (COLT) Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest was held on April 26 at Choate-Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. Middle and high school students from across the state memorized and recited poetry in 16 different languages. Students from Ledyard High School competing in French and Spanish were: Danielle Brown, Kim Codding, Erica Grenger, Haley Hinton, Jennifer Joseph, Logan Hinton, and Olivia Lyon. Jennifer Joseph received a silver medal for the French Heritage Speaker category, and Haley Hinton was awarded a bronze medal for Spanish 3. All are to be congratulated for their hard work. Check out more photos here….

Spain 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On April 13 to 21st this year, fourteen students and I traveled to Spain for a trip called "Los Pueblos Blancos" (the white villages in southern Spain). We first flew to Madrid where we visited the Prado Museum, experienced a food scavenger hunt in an authentic market, and tried Spanish tapas, churros y chocolate, on a "Tapas Crawl."

Next we stopped in Toledo to visit a sword and damascene jewelry factory, and the cathedral of Toledo with the art of El Greco. We then took a bus to Sevilla stopping at the city of Ronda along the way to see its historic bullring and ancient bridge.

We arrived at Sevilla just in time for the Feria de Abril, a local celebration which included women in authentic costume and a city decorated with flowers and banners. After seeing the Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park, we toured the Cathedral of Sevilla and climbed the Giralda tower. Students enjoyed a flamenco lesson and then saw a flamenco show with professional dancers.

Our group continued on to Granada and a tour of the Alhambra and then were off to our final destination, the Costa del Sol. While staying at our hotel in Torremolinos, we were lucky to have warm weather and students enjoyed swimming in the Mediterranean and spending time at the beach. We also took a train to Málaga and shopped, walked, and explored the city.

The weather was fantastic, (70's -90's all week) and a terrific time was had by everyone. We were all a bit sad to return to the States on the last day and many students said they hope to return to Spain soon in the future.

I hope to travel with students again to Spain in the spring of 2015. Enjoying the beauty, language and culture of Spain is always an unforgettable experience!

Check out more photos here….

-Sra. Anderson