Zionsville Community Schools weekly recap-Nov. 7


U.S. History

ZCHS students participated in a tea party dressed as their person of historical importance in Mr. Nolan’s U.S. History class.  The tea party takes place in 1912 and all characters are historical figures from the “Progressive Movement”  in American history.  Students are assigned a historical person whom they have researched and then they conduct a “tea” party  that incorporates an oral examination. 

Food Drive 

ZCHS football players attended a field trip on Friday to pick up food collected by Zionsville elementary schools.  This was part of a canned food drive in which all proceeds were then delivered to the food pantry in Zionsville.


Beginning October 29th through November 9th,  ZCHS hosted 30 French Exchange students and 3 teachers.  The project had two educational goals, promoting international understanding and studying sustainability in a global context.  The Indiana Department of Education selected ZCHS to form this international school partnership with Iycee JJ Henner High School in Altirch, France.  During their visit they attended Marian University to tour their Eco Lab and Green Chemistry Lab, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and The Children’s Museum.

Spanish Dept.

Pictured from left:  ZCHS teachers, William Malle, Jennie Galasso, Lindsay Alessandrini, Chelsea Walton, Gabe Porras, and Kristen Perry

The ZCHS Spanish department has won the AATSP-Indiana Chapter’s “5-Sun Spanish Department” award.  The 5-Sun Spanish Department distinction is given to a Spanish Department in the state that “shines” and excels for the “brilliant” work done in Indiana and nationally by its teachers and students.  Israel Herrera, AATSP Indiana President, commented “we were more than impressed with this nomination and consider this department a model in the state.”

The Spanish department will accept this award at a ceremony on Nov. 8th at the Sheraton Hotel.  In addition to the “5-Sun Spanish Department” award, four ZCHS seniors will be recognized as “2014 Outstanding High School Students of Spanish”, and Lindsay Alessandrini will be recognized with the “EXTIMO (Exceptional Teaching Impact and Motivation) Award for Outstanding Spanish teacher”. 

The four senior students are:  Rachael Stone, Abbey Roberts, Xian Zhang, and Kevin Claps



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