On June 10th, the Award Ceremony for the Student Haiku Contest 2023 was held at the United Nations International School (UNIS). This annual event is also hosted by the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECTJ) and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. Students and teachers worldwide submit their haiku in English,...Continue reading
(Secaucus, NJ––June 3, 2022) Dr. Laje Gashi—French teacher and World Language Educational Coach at HTHS—won First Prize for her poetry at the 2022 International Haiku Contest. She is joined by two students—Chantal Gomes and Joanna Lazo—who received Honorable Mentions for their poetry, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. The annual haiku...Continue reading
(Secaucus, NJ––May 11, 2022) Seven High Tech students from Dr. Laje Gashi’s French I & II courses won a suite of medals at the 2022 National French Contest Le Grand Concours, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. The National French Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, is an...Continue reading
(New York, NY–June 3, 2019) High Tech High School’s French Club visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, leaving Liberty State Park via ferry, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Once docked on Ellis Island, the club explored the National Museum of Immigration’s artifacts, a testament to the sacrifices that people made...Continue reading
(Middletown, NJ–May 18, 2019) Middletown High School hosted a French Language Tournament (Tournoi Lion: Concours de Langue Francaise), where various high school students competed in front of college professors, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Students competed in poetry recitation, singing a French classical/traditional song, singing a French contemporary song, performing...Continue reading
(Wayne, NJ–May 16, 2019) The William Paterson University of New Jersey’s Department of Languages and Cultures held its 37th Annual Dr. Orlando E. Saa Poetry Recitation Contest, in which over 700 North Jersey students from about 50 high school districts competed in the eight languages offered, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Students...
(Secaucus, NJ–May 6, 2019) Students chosen by their respective language teachers in various levels of French, Spanish, and Japanese participated in this year’s National Foreign Language Exams, competing with their peers from all across the country, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Dr. Laje Gashi and Christine Kawtari selected the High...Continue reading
(Northvale, NJ—May 30, 2014) After organizing their own French café at High Tech, Dr. Laje Gashi’s French II class experienced the connection between projects and real life by indulging in professionally prepared French cuisine at Madeleine’s Petit Paris, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. The absolutely stunning restaurant resembles an elegant French country...Continue reading
(Carbondale, IL—June 9, 2014) The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) has recognized 35 High Tech students with Excellence Awards that salutes non-native speakers from grades 9-12 who excel in the study of French, commit to study the language by participating in French-related activities, and maintain an average over 94, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella,...