• 2017-2023 Golden Globe Award 

    Gettysburg Area High School’s World Language program has been recognized once again as one of an elite group of exemplary foreign language programs and has received the 2022- 2023 Golden Globe Award by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA). We have maintained this status since 2017 receiving the Bronze Award in 2015-2016.

    To qualify for this award, our program was measured against 11 indicators set forth by the organization, ranging from the percentage of students enrolled in language courses, instructional practices, standards-based assessment, program offerings, and staff professional development. More information on the PSMLA Exemplary Program (PEP) Awards Showcase can be found at http://www.psmla.org/.

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    National Foreign Language Week

    March 7-11, 2022

    World language students participated in a poster contest making truly beautiful artwork that decorated the cafeteria for the entire March. Thank you to all participants. Prizes included large chocolate bars from different countries.

    All the students and staff enjoyed the international menu in the cafeteria throughout the week, learned phrases from different languages, danced, listened to songs from different countries, enjoyed some international snacks, and celebrated while learning and having fun! 

     

     

    National Foreign Language Week

    March 8-12, 2021

    World language students enjoyed international breakfast in the cafeteria, listened to songs from different countries, enjoyed some international snacks, and celebrated while learning and having fun! 

     

    National Foreign Language Week

    March 3-9, 2020

    World language students and staff have been celebrating the annual National Foreign Language Week by participating in the poster contest, guessing trivia questions, teaching students and faculty new phrases in different languages, learning dances, cooking, enjoying the international menu in the cafeteria, and creating videos that promote world language study. Most activities included prizes and were fun for students and staff.

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    McDaniel College's German-American Day

    German students visit German American Day annually in October. They enjoy an authentic German meal, participate in workshops, hear a German concert, and learn a German dance.

    During the last 4 years, Gettysburg High School's students have been winning prizes in the T-shirt design contest. Last October, Beatrice Slevin-Trigo won the first prize in this contest. About 1000 German students from Pennsylvania and Maryland wore T-shirts with her design on them.