OLCHS celebrates National French Week
January 17, 2013 4:10PM
Pictured are Oak Lawn Community High School French Week participants (from left) Robin Yerian, Viviana Sanchez, Gabriel Lira, Moises Adan, AnaKaren Rodriguez, Colleen Fahy, Julie Eble, Lauren Hoppenrath, Melissa Davila, Emily LaCoco, Stephanie Barragan and Christine Richter. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 21, 2013 6:01AM
Oak Lawn Community High School recently celebrated National French Week.
Throughout the week, classrooms were labeled in French, and posters were hung throughout the school that highlighted important contributions of various French men and women, from basketball player Tony Parker to haute couture founder Coco Chanel.
French music resonated in the hallways, students played cultural games, and the smell of freshly made crepes wafted from the culinary arts lab.
During the week’s events, students taught teachers and any willing staff members French terms and phrases. They then were required to turn in a verification sheet with signatures as proof of their instruction.
French students also wore a button that read “Je parle francais,” which means “I speak French.” Several faculty and staff members wore buttons that read “Apprenez-moi du francais,” which means “Teach me some French.”
Students also ate a French meal, which included broccoli chicken divan, une salade verte (green salad), French bread and a mini chocolate éclair.
“French Week is always a great way to have students take French out of the classroom and into the rest of the school,” said French teacher and French Week coordinator Robin Yerian. “I am grateful to all the staff and their support that helps make it a meaningful week.”