Although GHS is losing a language, Basile stresses that the language program is still strong compared to other schools in the region.
The removal of German class officially went into effect on the first day of second semester. Many current and past German students were upset to hear the news. Many GHS students have been given unique opportunities through Pasch, which is a program run by the German government to immerse students across the globe in the German language and culture. GHS was a Pasch school up until last year, but this status was revoked as a result of low enrollment in German.
As most students would agree, the best part of taking German was the chance to travel the world over the summer.
Students were also able to study for free on the west coast with other Americans each summer. Like Ono, many students will miss the international lense German offered GHS, both inside the classroom and out. Great picture.
Good article. Only the greeting on the poster is inverted. I too m very unhappy about the ending of the German program.
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I taught German at GHS for 29years. It was a great program and I still have contact with several former students. Celestino called me before Christmas and asked if I would be willing to finish out the year.
I agreed and went to the school to meet with the current teacher who was leaving after the holidays. I asked for a contract, consistent with the current teacher contract, but that was refused. So when they say they were unable to find a teacher, that is not correct. If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar. Name required.
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