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                                          "The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language"  Ezra Pound  
     
     
    UPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL   
    SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND ESL, ALMA REYES    
    (609) 466 7602 ext. 632     areyes@mtsd.us
     
     
     
     
     
     
    OUR MISSION
    To develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures
        and those different than ourselves
    To encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures; 
    To help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias
    To cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people
    To develop 21st century global citizens
     
     
    WHAT IS THE ELEMENTARY FLEX PROGRAM?  
     
     
    CURRICULUM 
    The curriculum uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach and is organized in thematic units to provide meaningful context for academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready.  We offer French, German and Spanish classes to all the students at Upper Middle School. Classes meet every other day, for 84 minutes. The Upper Middle School curriculum seeks to provide an appropriate transition between elementary language exposure to deeper levels of language study at the secondary school level.
     
     
    ESTABLISHED GOALS:  STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS 
      
     
    PROGRESSION OF STUDY
     
     
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    FACULTY
     
    Staci Anderson SEnglish Language Learners stacianderson@mtsd.us
    Jessica Giboyeaux Spanish jgiboyeaux@mtsd.us
    Michael Molino French mmolino@mtsd.us
    Martha Ospina Spanish mospina@mtsd.us
    Susan Procida Spanish sprocida@mtsd.us
    Armando Quiroz Spanish aquiroz@mtsd.us
    Lale Saatchi German lsaatchi@mtsd.us
    Betsey Valenza French bvalenza@mtsd.us