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     LOGO
     "The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language"  Ezra Pound 
     
     
    LOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL
    SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND ESL, ALMA REYES 
    (609) 466 7602 ext. 632    areyes@mtsd.us
     
     
     
    OUR MISSION  
    To develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures;
    To encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures; 
    To help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias
    To increase understanding of those different than ourselves
    To cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people
    To cultivate linguistic proficiency
    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 to academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready.  We offer Spanish classes to all the students at Lower Middle School.  We offer English for non-English speakers.
     
    In 5th grade, Spanish instruction is offered for one(1) marking period in classes that meet every other day for 56 minutes.
     
    In 6th grade, Spanish instruction is offered for two(2) 17-day cycles, not necessarily consecutively, in classes the meet every other day for 56 minutes.
     
    English Language Learner classes meet once or twice daily (depending on student needs) for 56-minute classes.
     
     
    ESTABLISHED GOALS:  STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS 
     
     
                 
    FACULTY
     
    Erica Disch Spanish edisch@mtsd.us
    Martha Ospina Spanish mospina@mtsd.us
    Norelis Martinez English Language Learners nmartinez@mtsd.us