March 22, 2019

March is Le Mois de la Francophonie, a celebration of the diversity of those who speak French. Yesterday, March 20th, was the International Day of Francophonie (French-speaking).   Did you know that French is spoken on 5 continents and is an official language in 29 countries? In fact, French is the only official language in 13 of those countries. French ranks as the 2nd most studied 2nd language in the world behind English.  In the USA Spanish is the most studied 2nd language and in the world Spanish ranks as the 3rd most studied 2nd language.

Seventh graders need to turn in their completed 8th grade registration form by this Friday.  There is a collection box in the guidance office, or you can give it to Mrs. Echtenkamp at lunch.

Introducing Norfolk Junior High Debate! If you are interested in being part of the debate team, either stop by Mrs. Doughty's room, room 220, or email Mrs. Doughty this week, so you can get information. Our first after school practice meeting will be Thursday, March 28 from 3:45-5:00.

The Quiz Bowl ice cream party will be next Wednesday, March 27 from 2:05 - 2:25.

There are Driver Ed brochures in the Guidance office if you are interested. You can sign up for sessions starting in April-June.