Middle School Newsletter
Words by Middle School Staff
The Middle School Leadership Team is very proud to acknowledge the outstanding work of all the students and teachers during this academic year 2021-2022.
Our students shine in different events as: the AASCA Leadership Conference, The AASCA Science Fair, AASCA Debate Tournament, Sports and Arts Activities.
Middle School Students remember that “Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourselves” -Chinese Proverb. Happy Holidays
5th Grade Language Arts
The fifth-graders wrote, rehearsed, and performed original plays. The fifth-grade class read poems they wrote. Congratulations!!
6th Grade Language Arts
Parts of speech are an important aspect of the language taught in ELA. Not only do the parts of speech help in formulating correct sentences, but they also help the reader to understand what is taking place. 5th and 6th graders had a lot of fun creating very appealing posters using the eight parts of speech to assess students’ knowledge of parts of speech and to reinforce that knowledge.
The integrated project of technology, entrepreneurship and social studies consists of the elaboration of bibliographic records of leading figures in Latin America.
7th Grade Entrepreneurship
Students made a magazine about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and published it on the Issuu site.
Among the characteristics of the project was that students created an informative document with its main elements: cover, table of contents, content, and bibliography APA format.
7th Grade Language Arts – Writing: A Better World Needed!
The objective of the project was to integrate Science learning into their Language Arts curriculum by conducting a research project of various lengths to explore a topic, and use creativity when choosing small details from their journal.
In this project students used their English and science skills to write and create awareness about the environment specially with insects and plants. They were able to identify the different problems insects encounter throughout their lives and how to protect them. They also learned what plants need to survive and how the nutrients on the soil helped them to grow.
8th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
integrate Social Studies learning into their Language Arts curriculum by writing a narrative in which they will develop consensus and communication conducting research and collaborating with a team to build on ideas of others.
8th Grade Language Arts
The eighth-graders had the mission to investigate the academic performance and emotional intelligence of our own Village Elementary and Middle schools. They then were to research what other schools around the globe are accomplishing and deliver a proposal on improving our school.
Projects – German
At the end of the III Bimester, the 6th grade students of level A2.1. worked on a project with the topic “Umwelt” = Environment in German class. Each student had to choose an environmental problem that they wanted to expose to present through a video that they themselves worked on for a week. In the video they had to indicate what as a society we should and can/want to do to protect the environment and reduce the impacts of the problems they chose to present. They also had to share what measures they have already begun to implement in their lives to protect nature. They were also able to show their creativity by using recycled material; recycled in the sense that it did not require them to buy it new and the label says “recycled”, the motivation is more to reuse what they already had at home.
8th graders worked with Respect and Tolerance. Students worked in pairs, and each partner got to know each other in depth. They asked and answered questions.
These are some of the group activities that allow learning in a fun way where you interact with other people. The objective of carrying out these activities is to develop social skills and interpersonal relationships in students.
AASCA Debate Tournament
Middle school debate team was invited this year to participate as observers.
Five students attended all the sessions that were held throughout the two weeks of preparation. Although they did not debate, it was a wonderful experience for them.
They participated in a workshop in which all the rules and the expectations were explained.
Students attended Jr Varsity debates, opening ceremony, and closing and award ceremony.
They had the opportunity to review the motions before the event, so it was easier for them to follow. It was a pleasure for me to be their coach and to be with them throughout the event.
They are eager and waiting to participate in years to come!
“I appreciate the opportunity I was given to observe the AASCA debate tournament. It was exciting and I was enthusiastic after seeing how the debaters were passionate and confident about their ideas and information. I truly think that this event was amazing and getting to know new people from other countries was delightful. I hope I can participate next year and work together with new people and new ideas.” – Denisse Therese Molina Staebler.
AASCA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 22’
MIDDLE SCHOOL – Laura Rosas
During March, 10 middle school students were chosen by their peers, teachers, and the leadership team,to be part of the Leadership Team that would represent Village School at the 2022 AASCA Conference titled “To Lead is to Learn” and which was hosted by the Pan-American School of Costa Rica. These students were chosen because they have shown leadership skills and characteristics such as: initiative, courage, decisiveness, leadership, perseverance, enthusiasm, responsibility, adaptability, and knowledge. During the days of the activity, our students attended different conferences, both in English and Spanish, where they learned and applied skills that will help them develop more as leaders and as agents of change in their communities. As an end product of the conference, they were to create a video in which they presented their conclusions and reflections of the learning experience. Finally, as a long term goal of this conference, our middle school team is working with the high school team to create a school project in which they can apply, expand and share with the rest of the school the topics learned during the conference.
AASCA Science Fair
We are proud to present our students’ Science Fair Projects
Emiliano Castillo Pineda
He participated in the 2022 Panamerican Games, and won!
- Gold medal in kata china
- Gold medal in points combat 50 kilograms
- Gold medal in open weight
- Grand champion in point combat.
Zayra Tohom Roca
Won when representing the Federación Nacional de Natación de Guatemala
- Gold medal 400 m freestyle
- Silver medal 200 m freestyle
- Silver medal 100 m freestyle
- Bronze medal 50 m freestyle
We have three Panthers fighting for the nationals!
Representing Departamento de Guatemala:
They traveled with the team to Petén, and they won their match by 23 to 12.
Arturo Alejandro Borges Contreras
Was chosen to participate in the Juventus World Cup 2022, which will take place in the Italian cities of Milan, Bologna and Turin!
Teacher Appreciation Day
We were glad to recognize our teachers for everything they do for our students!
MS Debate Awards 2022
Sophie Castellanos, we want to thank you for your empathy and compassion, and congratulate you for this great initiative!
Last day of School
Congratulations on your incredible success! We always knew you could do it, and we are incredibly proud of you.
|Sofia Nicole Ruiz Villatoro;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Ian Leonel Leiva Meneses;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Diego Andrés Girón Arana;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Mercedes Isabella Cáceres Paredes;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Juan Pablo Navarro Pedroza;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Andrés David Rodríguez Hidrovo;||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Karen Martinez Salguero||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|LEONARDO GAEL SORCIA ZAVALA;||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Luis Pedro Garavito Alvarez;||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Natalia Rivera Ruiz||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Fabián Andres González Osma;||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Valentina Sofía Aviles Coello||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Giséle Marie De Suremain Fajardo;||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Walter Gabriel López Zambrano;||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Jose David Alvarez Ortiz||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Ariela Benavente Lejárraga||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Alison Jimena Molina Marquez||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Elisa Raquel Salazar Reinoso||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Adrián Montúfar Arriaga||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Oscar Andres Ortiz Moran;||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Oscar Alejandro Villatoro Armas||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Isabella Sofia Martinez Longo||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Carlos Andrés Soberanis Domínguez||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Jorge Antonio Molina Herrera||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Jose Ignacio Canteo Rodriguez||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Isabella Paola Diaz Ramirez||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Juliana Maria Camacho Hernández||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Isabella Mariel Rosales Majus||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Diana Montserrat Camacho Hernández||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|José Arturo Gonzalez Perez||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Román Vladimir Ramos Escobar||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Sophia Castellanos Lopez||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|José Eduardo Marroquín Cámbara||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Samuel Jesús Carballo Ponce||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|SANTIAGO GONZALEZ FAJARDO||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Sebastian Morales Morales||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Matthew Roger Donis Ochoa||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Mariandrea Flores Juárez||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|LUIS CARLOS BUSTAMANTE RANGEL||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Fer Isaac Sulecio Morales||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|María Fernanda Guerrero||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Lester David Recinos Carrera||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Juan Ignacio González Vela||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Erick Andrés Lara Valdes||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Pablo André Rodríguez Hernández||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Mia Nicole Rios Portillo||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|ARIANA FERNÁNDA PERLA MARROQUIN||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Paola Ximena Bacaro Sosa||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Carlos Alejandro Alvarado Juárez||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Raymond Saeed Girard Mateo||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Kendra García Rivas||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Arthur Araujo Almeida||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Luciano González Sánchez||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Mia Yoonis Guillén||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Andres Sebastián Fuentes Soto||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Fátima de Los Angeles Ortiz Abal||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Roberto Augusto Castrillo González||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Angelo Paolo Espósito Morales||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Oscar Alberto Salas Muñoz||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Adriana Lucia Molina Menendez||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Diego Molina Staebler||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|ARTURO ALEJANDRO BORGES CONTRERAS||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Luis Eduardo López Ranero||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Juan Francisco Aguiñada Orellana||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|DANIEL EDUARDO BAPTISTA RIVAS||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Erick Martinez Salguero||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Andrea Morales Cabrera||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Luis Carlos Gómez Contreras||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Mariela Reyna Paniagua||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Evangeline Brichaux Schlesinger||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|María Esther Castro Saito||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|María Fernanda Clavería Hernández||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Juan Pablo Marroquín Ramos||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Paula Lucía Marroquin Gonzalez||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|David Leví Sandoval Méndez||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Alison Páez Kestler||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Anika María Soto Torres||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Andres Alejandro Donis Torres||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Aixa Chen Chen||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Martin Estuardo Ramírez Urizar||Academic Excellence – Summa Cum Laude|
|Sayuri Linshan Juí Paredes||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Angel Daniel Girón Arana||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Ivan Jose Montiel Rodriguez||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Paula Sofía López Muñoz||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Ángel Nicolás Addis||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Mía Milé Pineda López||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Alberto Pereira Guerra||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Denisse Molina Staebler||Academic Excellence – Magna Cum Laude|
|Zoe Ariana Lobo Valeriano||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|SOPHIA ALVES SIMOES||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Denia Giuliana Marroquín Mejía||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|VALERIA OLIVA TROCHEZ||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Kristell Gabriela Carranza Borjas||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Yulianna Montserrath Zometa Hernández||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|María Andreé Ordoñez Galicia||Academic Excellence – Cum Laude|
|Abanderado de Guatemala|
|Ruiz Villatoro; Sofia Nicole||98.82|
|Escoltas de Bandera de Guatemala|
|Ramos Escobar; Román Vladimir||98.45|
|Girón Arana; Diego Andrés||98.27|
|Castellanos Lopez; Sophia||98.18|
|Marroquín Ramos; Juan Pablo||98|
|Marroquin Cámbara; José Eduardo||98|
|Abanderado de Guatemala|
|Leiva Meneses; Ian Leonel||98.73|
|Escoltas de bandera Village|
|Marroquin Gonzalez; Paula||97.25|
|Sandoval Méndez; David Leví||97.25|
|Páez Kestler; Alison||97.17|
|Soto Torres; Anika María||97.17|
|Carballo Ponce; Samuel Jesús||97.09|
|Donis Torres; Andres Alejandro||97.08|
Happy farewell, dear students! Wishing you all the very best for the future. May you all be successful and happy in life!
Thank you, middle school families, because you make the difference in our lives.