Please join us for the end of year celebration and induction ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year at Del Rio on April 28th from 3:30-5 p.m. This is the time when several members will be honored for their outstanding service to Society, we say goodbye to our seniors :(, we celebrate our achievements, and we welcome our new members with the lighting of the "mother candle". Don't miss it! RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XltF6Z4RzMvp5YQSKc6MhZsU4h6vxIplBR1Z797BNZQ/viewform.
The theme for the Fall 2016 edition of Albricias is "El español de los Estados Unidos". What an awesome opportunity to have your work published, show off all you have learned, share your creativity and ideas, demonstrate a passion for the language and culture, and even earn money. Amy Jenkins is our first published author....you could be next!!! The deadline for submissions is June 1st. Here is the link to the submission guidelines: Link
Add to our collaborative Playlists on Spotify!!!
If you don't see a playlist title that you like, start a new one! Let's create some awesome playlists for our finals cramming sessions.
A la presidenta le gusta Ginza pero no sabemos que tan apropiadas sean las letras de las canciones. :)
A Sra. Diaz le encanta Enrique.
A Nicolas y Santiago les gusta Shakira.
A Shanna le gusta Romeo Santos.
¿Y a ti? ¿Qué música latina o hispana te gusta?
Albricias is the Student Journal of the Sociedad Hispanica Honoraria. They are currently accepting submissions for their Spring publication. The topic is COSTA RICA and all submissions are due by October 1, 2015. They accept essays, poetry, short articles, photography, and original artwork related to the theme. Cash awards are presented to students whose work is published as well as SHH hours. Follow this link for more info and submission instructions.
My count is 5 state medals and 11 national medals (not all are SHH members). We have 6 golds. 4 silver, and 6 bronze. I don't have the count for Droms. I registered only my students and SHH. She will give me her count soon for a total on medals. We also have lots of honor awards (above average). I am so proud of everyone. Y'all are the bomb and if you weren't happy with your score this year, set a goal for next year.
Medals earned by SHH members:
Santiago Escobar - GOLD state and GOLD national
Amy Jenkins - SILVER state and GOLD national
Sofia Garcia - BRONZE state and GOLD national
Timothy Hood - BRONZE national
Cheyenne Stewart - SILVER national
Felipe Garcia - SILVER state and GOLD national
The following SHH members earned HONOR recognition for being above the average for their level:
Overall, for my students and SHH members, 58% earned an award for above average scores.
For SHH members only, the percentage is only 43%. I would like to see us raise that percentage. SHH members should be getting at least honorable mention. What are some of the reasons we didn't do well or as well as we hoped? How can we improve next year? And for goodness sake, lets get some of these other obviously talented linguists in SHH!!!
General EXAM info:
National awards are determined by the Total Percentile as follows: ORO - Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile are awarded a Premio de Oro. PLATA - Students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles receive a Premio de Plata. BRONCE - Students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles receive a Premio de Bronce. HONOR - Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile (national average) through the 74th percentile are awarded a Mención Honorífica.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS To be eligible for Global Citizen Scholarships, Junior Travel Awards and Senior Scholarships, students must have scored at or above the 75th percentile. Information about these awards is available by visiting the NSE website at http://www.nationalspanishexam.org/. Please encourage ELIGIBLE students to apply.
If you are interested in viewing the 2015 national averages, they are posted athttp://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/results/national-averages.