Exciting News! French Language Pilot

Dear Porter Families,

I have some wonderful news to share! We have been able to secure a World Language Pilot opportunity for 10 incoming 7th graders during the 2018-2019 school year. Next year we will begin a French language pilot for 10 7th graders. Mrs. DelCastillo, our current Elementary World Language Teacher, will facilitate this online program. If this is successful then we will continue the program into 8th grade for these students, hence giving them the background needed to continue French at the high school level.

Students who are in this pilot will not take Spanish and will not be in study hall as they will be in class during this time. In order to deliver the curriculum, students will take French 5 days a week for 45 minutes each meeting. Mrs. DelCastillo will be there for questions and to evaluate written and spoken assessments – which all will be done online.

If you are interested in being considered for this pilot, please respond to this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/frenchpilot18-19) by Friday, April 13th. If more than 10 students are interested, then I will conduct a lottery for entrance.

I am excited to offer this opportunity and hope you are as well!

Thank you,


Alyssa Gwinnell, Principal