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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Entry Form for Central High School Students at the Art Showcase World Language Fair April 29th

Art Submission Form World Language Fair 2017
Central High School East Campus
Art Theme: Cultures of the World
Student Name (first & last): _____________________________________________
8th Block Teacher Name: ______________   8th block room#: _______
Student Central High School email address:    _______________________________
Grade: _____________________________ Preferred phone # _________________
Parent/Guardian Name: ________________ Parent signature: __________________
Guidelines
  • This art submission is open to all Central High School students in grades 9-12. Exhibit will become part of the World Language Fair activities on April 29th, 2017 which will run from 8:30 through 3:30 p.m.

  • Art submission is for exhibit purposes only, not for contest or prizes. Ribbon awards and certificate of participation is available. The World Language Fair committee would like to showcase artwork from Central High School students during this event which will bring people from all over the Central Valley.  

  • Students submitting work need to be available to drop off their artwork at the Central High School East Campus GYM on April 29th, 2017 between 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. for the exhibit at the World Language Fair 2017. Artwork can be picked up in the gym from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

  • Students submitting art work need to purchase a World Language Fair passport before the day of the event to enter the fair. Price per ticket is $6.00 before March 31st and $10 after this date and at the entrance the day of the event. Every single person entering the fair needs to purchase a passport.

  • An entry form needs to be submitted to Mrs. Adriana Castillo in room 1001 at Central High School East Campus during school hours. Last day for submissions is Wednesday April 24th. Central High School West Campus students can send in their submissions through intra district mail or regular mail addressed to:

Adriana Castillo
Spanish Teacher Room 1001
Twitter @educatortalk
Facebook Adriana Castillo
Central East High School
3535 N. Cornelia Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
559-276-0280

ARTWORK Theme: Cultures of the World  

Artwork must be student’s original work. Artwork may not exceed 11 X 17 inches in size and a way to display student’s artwork is required (stand or frame- no glass cases). Acceptable art media: a) paint, b) markers, c) ink, d) crayon, e) chalk or pastel (fixed), f) collage, g) photography, h) ceramics; and, i) poetry (in printed form)  

  1. I hereby grant and assign to the Central High School World Language Fair committee 2017 the non- exclusive right and permission to use, photograph, publish and display the original artwork with the theme of Cultures of the World.

  1. I understand that artwork needs to be dropped off at the GYM at Central High School East Campus between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday April 29th, 2017 and that a purchased passport to access the fair is required. Artwork needs to be picked up from the GYM before the end of the language fair between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  

  1. The Central High School World Language Committee 2017 assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged artwork and reserves the right to only display artwork that meets qualifications for aesthetics and art appreciation purposes.

  1. Pledge of Originality: I declare that my artwork is original work and was not copied from other artist’s work and that no other hands were involved in the production. The entry is the entrant’s own creation and idea.

Student Name (first & last): _____________________________________________
Student Central High School email address:    _______________________________
Grade: _____________________________ Preferred phone # _________________
Parent/Guardian Name: ________________ Parent signature: __________________
Artwork Description for Show Display (please print clearly & legible)   

Student Name   ___________________________________
Grade               ______________
School              ______________
Title of Artwork ___________________________________

Description ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________    

World Language Fair Art Show Saturday April 29th 2017 at Central High School East Campus


Calling all Central High School Student Artists



The foreign language department and the World Language Fair committee 2017 invites CHS High School students to submit artwork with the theme Cultures of the World for display during the World Language Fair event at CHS East campus on Saturday April 29th from 8:30-3:30 p.m.

Artwork must be student’s original work. Artwork may not exceed 11 X 17 inches in size and a way to display student’s artwork is required (stand or frame- no glass cases). Acceptable art media: a) paint, b) markers, c) ink, d) crayon, e) chalk or pastel (fixed), f) collage, g) photography, h) ceramics; and, i) poetry (in printed form).
Artwork needs to be dropped off for exhibit on Saturday April 29th at the CHS East Campus Gym from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and picked up from the same place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. A passport to enter the language fair is needed (Early bird price $6.00 before March 31st to be purchased in 1001- $10 after March 31st). Certificate of participation and ribbon awards will be distributed

For more information and sign up entry form please contact:
Adriana Castillo
Spanish Teacher Room 1001
Twitter @educatortalk
Facebook Adriana Castillo
Central East High School
3535 N. Cornelia Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
559-276-0280

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CLAWSOME Students: Fresno Bee Kids Day & Childhood Development Classes

Hola amigos! Today I want to start a new section on the class blog. I love posting pictures of my students engaging in doing great things. I would like for you to enjoy looking at pictures of what your classmates are doing. Give them a high five when you see them. If your picture shows here, it is because you are doing something CLAWSOME! Go Grizzlies!

This week I realized that the "babies" are in the classroom! The Childhood Development classes are giving babies to some of the students to carry around and get a little taste of what motherhood is. At least they get to feel how heavy and bulky the car seats are. Can you imagine going shopping like that? Oh, I remember those days 14 years ago trying to maneuver the car seat on a shopping cart. This "baby" was so quiet last time he joined us in class. Thanks for the cute pic!


Today as I was driving to school and I realized that it was Kids Day. Volunteers were selling copies of the 30th anniversary of the special edition of the Fresno Bee that supports Valley Children's Hospital. Valley Children's Hospital is dear to me. Almost 13 years ago my son was hospitalized and they helped him recover. I also have family members whose life has been saved by a Children's Hospital. Kudos to my HS students who took the time to volunteer today. You are CLAWSOME!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rock of Ages Performance at Central High School

Come support our HS students at their Rock of Ages Performance on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults & $20 for VIP tickets. Some of my students are performing!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Professional Development for Language Teachers

Over the Holiday weekend I had the fortune to attend and present at the CLTA 2017 language conference in Monterey California. CLTA is the state organization that brings together language teachers from all over California. CLTA stands for California Language Teachers Association. Their main event takes place once a year through a conference in which teachers become learners in order to improve classroom practice. Although it is always challenging to leave the classroom and trust that the learning will continue to happen in the teacher's absence, attending this type of professional development is important at many levels. Teachers learn about best practices and how to integrate them into the classroom. Effective teaching happens when an educator is willing to become a lifelong learner and commits to improvement and innovation within his own practice. I would like to thank our foreign language department chair and our school administration for working together to allows the opportunity to attend events like this which fire up our enthusiasm and force us to reevaluate and adjust our teaching for the better.