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Spanish teacher Ms. Van Arsdale is the 2021 Teacher of the Year.

CHS Spanish Teacher of the Year fosters love of language

Andrew Seckular, Kiera Young, and Isabel Santamaria January 28, 2022

After Spanish teacher Courtney Van Arsdale began teaching at Communications High School in 2018, she quickly connected with the unique culture of the school. Many students became enamored with her engaging...

The CHS foreign language classes offer students the foundation they need to grow as a Spanish speaker, but some wonder if more should be done in elementary and middle schools to teach foreign language to younger kids.

America’s lack of foreign language education

Andrew Seckular and Ethan Wen November 24, 2021

More than half of the world’s population is able to speak multiple languages, according to the BBC. However, the Washington Post reports that only 20 percent of the American population is bilingual....

Carmona-Ramirez learned Spanish from her mother, a native of Colombia, as well as by reading small Spanish books.

Carmona-Ramirez uses her Columbian roots in Spanish III

Evan Kuo February 10, 2018

As the only language offered at CHS, every student takes Spanish class during their time here. Some may think of it as a struggle -- but for freshman Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, it’s second...

Teacher of the year, Gail Plumeri, teaches Spanish to CHS students.

Plumeri wins Teacher of the Year

Isabella Antoon February 8, 2017

Each year, CHS students and faculty select nominees for Teacher of the Year. For the 2016-17 school year, Spanish teacher Gail Plumeri won the award for the first time. Principal James Gleason said...

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