World Languages DepartmentNorthside Middle School offers 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to study Spanish or French for high school credit. If a student is placed in a Global Studies Pathway, they will have to take a world language.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's teacher, or Mr. MahaffeyAnnouncements:President Barack Obama, July 2008: “We should be emphasizing foreign languages in our schools from an early age. We should have every child speaking more than one language."Dr. Jill Shedd, President of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation School BoardJan. 26, 2009
Learn a new language and get a new soul. ~ Czech ProverbHe who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.Wolfgang von Goethe
- Education plays a role in fostering individuals' understanding of various languages and cultures in the world; not only understanding them, but appreciating and honoring them for their unique qualities and contributions to our global community.
- Education plays a role in nurturing individuals' skills and values to work and to live cooperatively with a sense of mutual interest and respect for others in our community, nation and world.
- Given that the world grows smaller and the need for greater collaboration among economies and nations increases, our efforts to add to our world language offerings and to increase students' understanding and respect for other cultures are vital.