This year’s World Language Department’s Kenton Wells Book Award was awarded to Mrs. Hoerle’s Italian IV student, Julia Hovasse. The Kenton Wells Book Award is presented each year in memory of a retired BHS permanent substitute teacher who was passionate about language learning and world travel. The book is awarded to a junior who is … More Kenton Wells Book Award Winner
Neil’s reflection: I rarely say that an experience has changed my life. Often, experiences broaden my perspective, expand my comfort zone, or expose me to novel ideas and people. Rarely, though, does an experience do all of these things; this exchange program did. I would like to begin by acknowledging the family I made through … More Student Reflections from this year’s BHS Italian Exchange Program
To continue our celebration of National Foreign Language Week, BHS World Language classes are participating in our annual Cake Wars event. Today, Italian and Latin students created some amazing and creative cakes. Check out some pictures of the cake entries below!
Last month, various World Language classes explored the cultures of their target language through art. The teachers exposed their students to specific forms of art prevalent in the culture where the target language is spoken. After researching the art, students created their very own masterpiece, which are now on display in the World Languages hallway. … More BHS Celebrates National Foreign Language Week through Art
by Gregory Stringer 2/6/2018 Last Friday, February 2nd, Groundhog Day, I was fortunate to have one of my very best students, Amanda McCombs, as my “shadow” for BHS’ job shadow day. A consummate learner, Amanda is considering a career in education and thought it would be fun and enlightening to see what a school day is … More Seeing Your Shadow – Part II – A Day in the Life of BHS Student through the Eyes of a Teacher
By Amanda McCombs 2/2/2018 Upon being informed that shadowing a teacher was an option for BHS’ Job Shadow Day, I immediately knew I would shadow Mr. Stringer, aka Magister (meaning “teacher” in Latin). Latin class has repeatedly been my favorite class throughout my high school years, so I was eager to make a reality what had … More Seeing Your Shadow – Part I – A Day in the Life of BHS Teacher through the Eyes of a Student
Did you know that all animals (and plants, viruses, and other organisms, for that matter) have official, international names that are in Latin (or Latinized forms)? The so-called ‘binomial nomenclature’ (from the Latin word “nomen” meaning “name”) are the official genus and species designations for animals in the scientific community. For example, canis familiaris refers to the … More Mr. Stringer’s Latin Class Enjoys a Scavenger Hunt in the BHS Science Center