Glastonbury Public Schools
World Language Department
Congratulations to Director of World Languages Rita A. Oleksak, recipient of the Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession. The annual award is given by NECTFL, the Northeast conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. It is just one of the many awards this outstanding administrator has received over the years!
The Glastonbury Education Foundation made a generous donation of $2,245 to fund the Barynya Russiance folk dance and music performance recently held at Gideon Welles and Smith Middle Schools.
Spasiba! (Thank you)
Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy
The Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a level of proficiency in English and one or more languages. Proficiency is determined through scoring on one of several state approved assessment tools.
Students meeting the criteria for biliteracy receive a seal affixed to their diploma and to their high school transcript. The marker is useful to both employers and to colleges and universities. It helps to identify students with verified multilingual skills. Click here for more information.
Languages in Careers
Glastonbury High School Russian students recently participated in a Creative Connections project. They shared student artwork with our sister school in St. Petersburg, Russia. The students also participated live chat using "Zoom" videoconferencing.
We've included here some impressive Russian student artwork.
Our Mission Statement
The Glastonbury World Language Department empowers students to communicate and participate successfully
as informed global citizens who have an understanding of and an appreciation for world cultures.