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     "The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language"  Ezra Pound 
     
     ORCHARD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND ESL, ALMA REYES
    (609) 466 7602 ext. 632    areyes@mtsd.us
     
     
    OUR MISSION  is ...
    to develop 21st century global citizens;
    to develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures;
    to help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias by understanding those different than ourselves;
    to encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures; 
    to cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people by developing linguistic proficiency.
     
    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 Spanish to all first and second grade students at Orchard Hill Elementary School. Forty-minute classes meet regularly twice in a cycle of 6 school days.
     
     
    ESTABLISHED GOALS:  STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS 
     
     
    FACULTY 
    Meghan Bauer English Language Learners mbauer@mtsd.us
    Carol James English Language Learners cjames@mtsd.us
    Myrna Medina Spanish mmedina@mtsd.us
    Gloria Stuart Spanish gstuart@mtsd.us