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COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

Saint Ignatius High School

Virtual Languages Week

Monday, April 20 marks the official start of our 2020 Languages Week! Each day celebrates a different language offered through our curriculum including French, Spanish, Chinese, Greek and Latin. We invite you to join in on our virtual celebrations!

Monday, April 20 marks the official start of our 2020 Languages Week! Each day celebrates a different language offered through our curriculum including French, Spanish, Chinese, Greek and Latin. We invite you to join in our our virtual celebrations!

Take a look at our schedule of activities, recommended movies and playlists below. Be sure to send in all pictures and videos to Mr. Zebrak '87 at jzebrak@ignatius.edu!

Monday, April 20 - Greek Day

Activity:
-Cook a Greek meal and send in photos/videos

Recommended Movies: 
-The Odyssey (1997)
 -Clash of the Titans (2010)

Playlist:
-Golden Collection Sirtaki and Bouzouki
-Traditional Greek Music

Tuesday, April 21 - French Day


Activity:
-Lip sync or sing a popular song in the French language. Be sure to send in a video!
Recommended Movie: 

Recommended Movie:
-The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont)

Playlist
Tu ignores
Quelque chose about you
Kirikou
Jardin D'hiver
La différence
Princesse nubienne
Le Bonheur (Il Suffit d'Une Phrase)
Carmen
Hommage en grains
Belleville rendez-vous (Version Française)

Wednesday, April 22 - Latin Day


Activities: 
-Jesuit chariot races led by Fr. Fr. Paul Shelton, S.J.
-Build and race a chariot around your neighborhood with a family member. Be sure to send in photos/videos! 
-Video Game Competition: Play the video game "Chariot Racer" available on the App Store. The highest score will win a cash prize! 
-Hot Dog Eating Competition: Send in a video eating as many hot dogs as you can in five minutes. The student who eats the most hot dogs will win a cash prize! 

Recommended Movies:
-2019 Saint Ignatius Chariot Races (SIBN)
-Ben Hur (2016)

Playlist:
-Bastille – Pompeii (Latin Cover)
-Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Latin Cover)​
-Black Sabaoth in Gregorian Chant​
-Gladiator Soundtrack​
-Gregorian Chant​
-Schubert – Ave Maria​

Thursday, April 23 - Spanish Day


Activitiy: 
-Food Extravaganza: Cook an authentic side dish, dessert or meal. Be sure to send in photos!

Recommended Movies:
-Instructions Not Included (2013)
-The Mission (1986)

Playlist
Juan Luis Guerra: Kitipun (Dominican Republic)
Karol G:  A solas (Colombia)
Natalia Lafourcade: Nunca es suficiente (Mexico)
Orishas: Nací orishas (Cuba)
Los Cadillacs: Mi Bon Bon (Venezuela)
Luis Fonsi: Despacito (Puerto Rico)
Paulo Londra: Adán y Eva (Argentina)
Lo malo: Aitana & Ana Guerra (Spain)
Conciencia: Michel Vega (Cuba)
Para qué volver: Eddie Maldonado (Puerto Rico)

Friday, April 24 - Chinese Day


Activities:
-Food Extravaganza: Cook an authentic side dish, dessert or meal. Be sure to send in photos!
-11 a.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Paul Shelton, S.J. spoken in different languages

Recommended Movies: 
-Xuan Zang (2016)
-Hero (2002)

Playlist
Simple Wish
Big Fish Begonia
Song of Four Seasons
Friends
Under a Vast Sky
The Great Wall
Rock'n'Roll on the New Long March
Tomorrow Will Be Better
The Pearl of Orient
The Oceans Laughs