Bienvenue à la classe de français! (Welcome to French class!)
Madame Denise Wiederhold
I am a native French speaker from Ontario, Canada who moved to Monroe county in 1997. I can't believe that I am beginning my 26th year as an educator and 20th year as a French teacher at SMCC. I earned a Bachelor's degree majoring in French and Education from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I also earned a Master's degree in French at the University of Toledo.
I would like to welcome all the freshmen, and transfer students to the SMCC family and welcome back all our returning students. I wish all of you a wonderful school year and encourage you to get involved in SMCC's many clubs, sports, and activities.
Trip update for Parents and students
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bonjour parents and students,
We currently have 10 students and 7 adults traveling to France in June 2018. I have been working with ACIS, a leader in educational travel, and have been able to customize a trip especially for our group. This trip is open to all SMCC students who are registered to study French during the 2017-2018 school year. Parents are also welcome to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Here are a few details to note:
Travel dates: June 11-June 18, 2018
Student Price: $4290
Adult Price: $4655 (Double occupancy room)
Adult Price: $4955 (Single occupancy room)
There is an automatic payment plan available.
Travel insurance is included in the tour cost; however for an additional fee you may select one of two other plans available. (Details available at www.acis.com)
Dinner on the Eiffel Tower at 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant (fine dining experience) with an illuminated evening drive around Paris.
Visit the Louvre museum and get a glimpse of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa.
Visit the Orsay museum which houses the largest collection of impressionists and post-impressionists masterpieces. Discover Degas’ ballerinas, Monet’s water lilies, Van Gogh’s self-portrait.
Visit the Sacré Coeur Basilica and Montmartre, the artists and café district.
Stroll down Paris’ famous boulevard les Champs Elysées and view Napoleon’s impressive Arc de Triomphe. Perhaps stop at LaDurée for delicious French macarons.
The Palace of Versailles: the residence of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (Note: You will walk through the Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I)
Attend mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Giverny: Visit Monet’s house with its famous pink walls, and his gardens with the Japanese bridge.
I encourage everyone to visit the ACIS website www.acis.com to learn more about this exceptional travel company. If you and/or your student are interested in participating in this trip please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can schedule a time to meet or telephone before or after school to discuss additional details.
A $200 deposit and completed registration form (available in the packet and online) are due before the October 1st deadline.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Mme Denise Wiederhold
(The file below is the trip itinerary.)