Welcome to the World Language Class!
Western G. High School
Welcome to this new school year!
Please read the following information:
It is the desire that all students should have every possible opportunity to take advantage of the instructional programs. Therefore, to achieve that, I expect the students to follow the following rules:
-Follow teacher’s requests, directions, and instructions
-Be on time
-Be prepared for class
Students must obey and follow school rules and procedures and take care of books and other instructional materials. Unnecessary interruptions by the students during the instruction time are not only detrimental to the child involved but also to the rest of the students. Keep in mind that whenever I have to interrupt my teaching, precious educational time is lost.
Likewise, students must keep their work area always organized, come on time, complete their class work, have the material ready and cooperate with others.
Disrespectful attitudes and Bullying are not tolerated!!!
-During the instructional day, cell phones must remain out of sight and in silent mode. If students refuse to put their phones away after a warning, they will receive a phone call and if this situation continues, it will be listed as a major incident in the educator's handbook.
Failure to comply with these expectations will result in the following actions:
-Parent-teacher phone call/conference
-Refer to the administration/dean. The behavior will be reported in the educator handbook
Please, read and be familiar with the classroom expectations to succeed in my class!
- A Lunch 12:40 - 1:05
- B Lunch 1:10 - 1:35
- C Lunch 1:40 -2:05
It is important that you notify me when you cannot attend class. Please, if you can, call the school and/or email me to let us know of your absence.
For more information on tardies and/or absences, consult the attendance policy reflected in the WGHS student handbook.
Students are expected to submit all their assignments at the appropriate deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire about make-up work and turn it in asap. Late work will be accepted and fully graded without penalty up to five days after the assignment is due.
We will be using Canvas, Nearpod, Google Docs, PowerPoint, and other necessary online resources. Please, don’t stress yourself during the first weeks. Things will be better every day. We will go through it together!
The students will grow in their ability to speak, write, read, and understand Spanish. Students will study vocabulary, grammar, and culture embedded in different themes. We will cover indirect and direct object pronouns, demonstrative adjectives, possessive adjectives, and past and imperfect tenses.
-AP Spanish Language and Culture:
Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school, culminating in a challenging exam. The AP Spanish Language and Culture Course is approximately equivalent to an upper-intermediate college or university course in Spanish language and culture.
The course is based on six required course themes. Students will learn to think critically and construct solid arguments that prepare them for college and beyond. Students who score 3 or higher on an AP exam typically experience greater academic success in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States grant credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful AP Exam scores. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. Also, the students will engage in an exploration of culture and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course will be taught almost exclusively in Spanish!
The students will be required to create an account to manage their own College Board progress, which includes activities, quizzes, information, etc. The necessary code will be provided. The completion of these tasks can be found on the college board website and will be part of their overall grade.
Academy Integrity Policy:
Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated by any institution. Please do not take another student’s work and claim or pretend that it is yours. Please refer to the GCS Handbook
-I will be available for tutoring on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Please give me at least 24 hours’ notice if you would like to stay back for tutoring. Likewise, it is very important to turn in the permission slip signed by any parent before attending to tutoring. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!
- 1(2-pockets) folder
- 2 Notebooks (10.5 x 8 in.) or 2 Composition notebooks (wide ruled)
- Pens (blacks/blues)
- Pencils #2
- Loose paper (letter size, wide ruled)
NOTE: Also, the students are expected to bring their school laptops daily.
Grading by skills:
Speaking skills 20%
Reading skills 20%
Writing skills 20%
Listening skills 20%
Integrated skills 20%
Grade scale (GCS): 100-90% (A), 89-80% (B), 79-70% (C), 69-60% (D), 59 or less (F)
I look forward to a productive and interesting year with you. Thank you for working with me to help your child succeed!