WHAT ARE WE DOING IN GERMAN CLASS?Photo Above Left: Some of our German Club Students in front of our Homecoming Float.Photo Above Right: German 1 students celebrate Oktoberfest Week at the Junior High with "selfie" props.(Picture Page will be coming soon!)2018-2019 School Year German Activities:October:Oct. 6: Oktoberfest Event at the Lutheran Home with German Club 2-4:00Oct. 8-12: School Wide Positive Behavior Program Oktoberfest Week at Junior HighOct. 8 - Monday: Kick-Off (trivia and German music every day on announcements)Oct. 9 - Tuesday: Wear German Colors DayOct. 10 - Wednesday: German Gummy Bear SalesOct. 11 - Thursday: German Trivia DayOct. 12 - Friday: Visit from the Almrausch Schuhplattlers (German Dance Group) and German themed lunch in the cafeteria.Oct. 22 - Safe Trick or Treat Night at the Senior High (German Club Room)September:Work on German Club parade float and order German Club T-ShirtsSept. 28 - Homecoming Parade - Sauerkraut Polka Float2017-2018 School Year German Activities:Upcoming dates to remember - March 11: Dance lessons with the Almrausch Schuhplattlers; March 24: APPLES Foreign Language Competition; April 4: PSU German Day in State College; April 5: Washington DC with exchange students; April 7: Curve Game with students from Germany; April 11: Field Trip to Belleville Amish Market and Penn's Cave; Friendship Connection (students visiting from Germany) from March 20 - April 17.April:April 4 - PSU German Day trip to State CollegeApril 5 - Washington DC trip with exchange studentsApril 7 - Curve game with exchange studentsApril 11 - German Club field trip to Belleville Amish Market and Penn's CaveApril 16 - Germans last day in schoolApril 17 - German fly homeMarch:March 11 - Dance Lesson with the Almrausch SchuhplattlersMarch 20 - Germans arrive in AmericaMarch 22 - First day for German Exchange students in schoolMarch 24 - APPLES Foreign Language Competition and Easter Bunny Brunch at the YMCAMarch 29 - possible bowling night with German exchange students????February:Feb. 14 - Valentine's Celebrations in German ClassFeb. 26 - Host Family MeetingJanuary:Jan. 9 - German 1 receives package from Germany. Gifts from their German pen-palsJan. 22 - German Food Day in German 3 class.Jan. 27 - German Club and Student Council sponsored Semi-Formal Dance at the Senior High School.December:Dec. 2 - Kringlefest - Community Event (German meal, German Dancers, German band and singing. Some students even won their own nutcrackers to keep!)Dec. 6 - Saint Nikolaus Day Celebrations in class (put shoes in the hall, learn holiday traditions, students receive little German gifts, learn traditional songs etc.)Dec. 7 - Pittsburgh Field Trip (German Christmas Market, Gingerbread Display, International Santa display, Cathedral of Learning Holiday Rooms, etc. )Dec. 9 - Lunch with Santa at the YMCA - Community Event. German Club table - teach German Christmas crafts to kids.Dec. 15 - German Christmas Caroling at Garvey Manor and Veteran's Home followed by Pizza HutDec. 18 - Mr. McCoy visits German 2 and German 3 to teach them how to make SauerkrautDec. 19 - Former HAHS student Maddie visits Senior High classes to talk about her current studies at a film school in Berlin.November:Advent Calendar SalesGerman 4 class makes a gingerbread house together to enter the competition at PPG Wintergarden's Gingerbread House display in Pittsburgh.German 1 classes make gingerbread houses for extra credit.German 1 classes connect with Email Pen-pals in Germany.October:Oct. 2-6 - Oktoberfest Week at the Junior High for School Wide Positive Behavior ProgramOct. 2 - Monday: Kick-Off (trivia and German music every day on announcements)Oct. 3 - Tuesday: Wear German Colors DayOct. 4 - Wednesday: German Gummy Bear SalesOct. 5 - Thursday: German Trivia DayOct. 6 - Friday: Visit from the Almrausch Schuhplattlers (German Dance Group) and German themed lunch in the cafeteria.Oct. 13 - Homecoming Parade - German Club FloatOct. 21- Gar-Kein-Schreck Fest (Not-so-scary Festival) German Halloween Festival at the Senior High School Auditorium made possible through a "Deutsch Macht Spaß" (German is Fun) grant from the American Association of Teachers of German.Oct. 24 - Safe Trick or Treat Night - German themed roomOct. 25 - PSU Guest speakers come to Senior High to talk about Nosferatu (the film, the history, the German connection, the music, and the challenges)Oct. 28 - Nosferatu Movie - Early German Silent Film accompanied by the Altoona Symphony Orchestra at the Mishler Theater. German students receive complimentary tickets from PSU Altoona.September: Float Building and T-Shirt SalesPREVIOUS YEARS......2016-2017 School Year German Activities:MAY:May 18 - Frankstown Elementary German LessonMay 22 - End of the year German Club meeting/elect new officersAPRIL:April 5 - PSU German Day CompetitionApril 8 - Easter Bunny Brunch at the YMCAMARCH:March 25 - APPLES Foreign Language CompetitionFEBRUARY:Feb. 4 - German Club Co-Sponsored semi- formal dance WINTER FORMALFeb. 14 - Valentine's Day in German ClassesJANUARY:Preparations for Senior High Semi-Formal DanceJan. 18 - Arrival of Package from Germany. German 1 students open gifts from their penpals in Germany!!DECEMBER:Dec. 2 - Kringlefest with Almrausch Schuhplattlers.German kids sing at event. German Dinner and German Dancers.Dec. 3 - Christmas in Germany Festival Event11-3pm Senior High Cafeteria.Crafts, Lessons, Games, music, and fun for kids and families.Dec. 5 - Saint Nikolaus Day Celebration in German classesDec. 6 - Field Trip to Pittsburgh German Christmas Marketand International Santa and Gingerbread house displayDec. 10 - Dinner with Santa event. German Club helps out YMCA 5-7:00Dec. 19 - German lesson for Kindergarten at Frankstown ElementaryDec. 22- Christmas Caroling Garvey Manor followed by dinner at Pizza HutJan. 18 - German One Christmas Ornament Exchange with German Pen PalsNOVEMBER:Distribution and sale of Advent CalendarsPreparations for December Events!Fun with Gingerbread! Gingerbread houses and cookies!!!
OCTOBER:GERMAN ADVENT CALENDAR PRE-SALES ALL MONTH!!!Oct. 7 - Homecoming Parade - Float 99 LuftballoonsOct. 17-21 - SWPBS Oktoberfest week!!Tues: Wear German Colors DayWed: Gummy bear sales cafeteriaThurs: German Triva day at lunchFri: German meal in cafeteria& German Dancers Almrausch Schuhplattlersvisit the Junior HighOct. 25 - Safe Trick or Treat Night - German Club roomSEPTEMBER:Float Building (all month)- 99 Luftballoons Float. Learn song in classGerman Club T-shirt salesAUGUST:Aug. 20 - Tiger Pride Day German Club booth (German games and craft)2015-2016 School Year German Activities:June:Linzi Baker travels to Germany for four weeks as 2nd part of Friendship Connection! Good Luck, Linzi!!!May:May 2, 4, 5 - Review Days after school in G6 for AP German ExamMay 6- AP German Language and Culture ExamMay - Bring your child to work day German LessonMay 12- German Lesson at Frankstown Elementary SchoolMay 24- Senior German Reward field trip to Herwigs Austrian Bistro, State CollegeMay 25 - Senior German Students GlückschweineApril:April 2 - APPLES Foreign Language Festival at IUPApril 7 - Friendship Connection Field trip to Washington DCApril 8 - Curve game!!! The kids from Germany will be throwing out the first pitch! It will be their first baseball game ever!April 13- Belleville Amish market (tour of market and opportunity to speak to Amish people) and Penn's Cave (cave tour and PA wild life tour- kids will compare PA wildlife to Germany's wildlife.)April 17 - good-bye party for our German visitorsApril 19 - German students fly home.April 29 - AP review for AP German TestMarch:March 22- six students from Germany arrive in Hollidaysburg! Will stay with local host families and attend school at the Junior and Senior High. March 22-April 18.March 31 - PSU German Day! Students will compete against over 400 German students from around the state in spelling bee, poetry recitation, and jeopardy style German culture day! They will also tour the campus and sit in on college level German classes!February:Feb. 6 - World Language Festival!!!Feb. 12 - Valentine's Day Celebration in German ClassesFeb. 16 - German Club Y-Night Valentine's Day DinnerFeb. 27 - German Club co-sponsors annual Semi-Formal Dance at Senior HighJanuary:Preparations for World Language FestDecember:Dec. 5 - Saint Nikolaus Day CelebrationDec. 11 - Kringlefest with the German Schuhplattler dancesDec. 12 - German Club dinner with Santa at YMCADec. 15 - German Club field trip to Pittsburgh (Gingerbread display, ice skating, international christmas)Dec 20- Ornaments arrive from our German pen palsOctober:German Advent Calendar Pre-sales!!!
Oct. 2 - homecoming parade - Little Red Riding Hood FloatOct. 12-16 Oktoberfest at Junior HighTuesday: Wear German colorsWednesday: Gummy Bears in the caferteriaThursday: German TriviaFriday: Almrausch Schuhplattler group visits/performs and German themed lunch sold in cafeteria!Oct. 27 - Safe Trick or Treat Night - German Club RoomSeptember:Float building (Little Red Riding Hood; Rotkäppchen)August:Saturday, August 22 - German Club booth at Tiger Pride Festival!!!2014-2015 School Year German Activities:May:Odyssey of the Mind German team visits HAHS. Field trip to Canoe Creek. Meet and greet.Senior GlueckschweineAP German test
11th - APPLES Foreign Language Competition
16th - PSU German Day field trip to State College24th - Matthias from Juniata College Language in Motion Program brings SOCCER to German class!!!!
14th - YMCA Easter Bunny Brunch - German Club teaches German song, dance, crafts, and cookies.21st - Night in Bavaria
8th - Semi Formal Dance (sponsored by German Club and Student Council)
13th - Valentine's Day activities in German classes
28th - Das Kleine Kuken Piept Lesson at FOT
December:4th - field trip to Pittsburgh: International Santa and Gingerbread display (our own gingerbread house will be on display) and German Christmas Market5th - Students celebrate St. Nikolaus Day12th - World Language assembly for 8th grade!!!13th - German Club teams up with YMCA's Y'nite to do activites with Christmas in Germany. Crafts, cookies, mini language lessons and songs19th - Language in Motion Present Nicole Dengler visits classes.19th - German Christmas Caroling at the VA hospital followed by Pizza Hut!23rd - German 1 students carol for their classmatesNovember:German Advent Calendars on SaleGerman 3/4 make gingerbread houses from scratch (thanks to help from Kathryn Clever) and enter their best house in the PPG Wintergarden display in PittsburghGerman 1 students also create gingerbread houses for display at the Junior HighOctober:Float Building11th - Homecoming Parade - 'Cuckoo for German' float22nd - Safe Trick or Treat Night German Room - skeleton craft and German Halloween vocab lesson!September:Float BuildingAugust:German 1 students first day of school receive Schultüten - German custom2013-2014 School Year German Activities:APRIL:April 1-28 - 5 Girls from Germany will visit our school and stay with local families as part of our FRIENDSHIP CONNECTIONApril 1 - German Students arrive in Hollidaysburg (Via Pittsburgh Airport)
April 3 - German Student First Day in SchoolApril 12 - APPLES Foreign Language Competition at St. Francis University
April 18- Curve Baseball Game
April 23 - Belleville Amish Market/Penn's Cave Field Trip
April 27 - Goodbye Party at Legion Park
April 28 - Last Day in School for German Students
April 29 - German Fly home. Auf Wiedersehen!!!MARCH:March 14th - German Kleine Kueken Piept Lesson at Frankstown ElementaryFEBRUARY:Feb. 13th - German Class Valentine's Day ActivitiesJANUARY:Jan. 9 - Germanfest periods 1,2,3, in the Junior High AuditoriumJan. 18 - German Club/Student Council Semi-Formal DanceDECEMBER:Dec. 5/6 - Learn about Saint Nikolaus Day and Celebrate it!Dec. 17 - German Students/European History field trip to Pittsburgh. Visit the international Santa room and gingerbread display, the German Christmas market, and the international Christmas rooms at the CathedralDec. 19 - German Club Christmas Caroling (in German) at Veteran's home followed
by visit to Pizza HutDec. 20 - Junior High Kids German Christmas Caroling to other classroomsNOVEMBER:Nov. 1 - Advent Calendar Pre Sales are due!Nov. 4 - Guest Speaker from Language in MotionNov. 16 - WORLD LANGUAGE FESTIVAL!!! 11-3:00 Junior High SchoolOCTOBER:Oct 11 - Homecoming Parade (Hansel und Gretel's Gingerbread House Float)Oct 21-Nov 1 - Pre sales of Advent CalendarsOct. 23 - German Opportunities Day at Juniata College (Field Trip)Oct. 29 - Safe Trick or Treat Night (German Club sponsored room)SEPTEMBER:BUILDING GINGERBREAD HOUSE FLOAT2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
MAY:May 11th- Young at Arts Festival at Senior High School.
World Language Booth: German Club 10am-12pm.
Das Kleine Küken Piept Lesson.
May 15th - AP German TestMay 16-17th - Junior High German 1 finalsMay 20-21st- Senior High German FinalsMay 29th- Senior Students last day.Seniors get their Glückschweine!!!! You will be missed!
APRIL:April 3rd - German Club Field Trip to Washington DCHolocaust Museum and Cherry Blossom FestivalApril 4th - Guest Speaker Judy Meisel (Holocaust Survivor)April 11th - Guest Speaker from Language in Motion.Dorothee from Germany!!!!April 13th - APPLES Foreign Language CompetitionMARCH:
March 16th - Odyssey of the Mind Water Sale Fund Raiser
to support the Smile Train OrganizationMarch 20th - Penn State German Day - State CollegeMarch 25-27th - Classroom discussions and video to prep
for the visit of Holocaust Survivor, Judy Meisel
FEBRUARY:Feb. 14th - German Valentine's Day Celebration <3
JANUARY:Jan. 2nd - 4th - World Language Week:
Do Scherenschnitte Crafts (Snowflakes),
Sample German Music,
Taste German Foods,
Learn the Schuhplattler Dance
(German Knee Slap Dance)Jan. 5th - Semi-Formal Dance sponsored by German Club
and Student Council.
Senior High Cafeteria 7:30-10:30pmJan. 7th -11th - Work on Snowflakes for Sandy Hook ProjectJan. 17th - GERMANFEST - Junior High Auditorium
Jan. 31st - Group Picture for Snowflakes for Sandy HookDECEMBER:Dec. 3rd - Mail Package to Austria. Christmas Ornament
Exchange with Austrian Pen Pals. Will receive our
package before Christmas.Dec. 4th and 5th - Bake Gingerbread cookies 8th period.Dec. 6th - Saint Nikolaus Day Celebration in German 1 classes.Dec. (During Testing Week) - FUN WITH GINGERBREAD!!!Dec. 13th - Christmas in Germany Lesson
at Frankstown Elementary School.
Senior High German Students present it.Dec 14th - I like it projects due - German 1Dec. 17th - MEET in ROOM 7 at 5:30 to practice briefly before our
6:00 departure. German Christmas Caroling with the
German Club (and other languages) to local nursing
homes (Presbyterian and Lutheran Homes)
Followed by visit to pizza hut!!!Dec. 18th - German Students invited on World History Field Trip
visit international Santa room & German Christmas MarketDec. 21st - German 1 classes Christmas Carol (in German)
to junior high school classrooms. :)NOVEMBER:Establish German 1 Class Email Pen Pals with school
in Innsbruck, Austria. (We will alternate writing/answering letters in German
and English so both schools get to practice their new language skills. See Austrian Pen
Pal Page for more info.)NOV. 14th - GUEST SPEAKER Sabine, from Mainz, Germany.
Senior High German ClassesNov. 20th - Gingerbread House extra credit due!!!NOV. 20th - Please bring your Christmas Tree Ornaments in for
your Austrian Pen Pal!!!! GERMAN 1.Nov. 20th - Level 4 Field Trip to Pittsburgh (Carnegie Art Museum
and Hofbrauhaus Restaurant)OCTOBER:
Oct. 5th - Homecoming and Homecoming Parade
Float Building and window painting on the diamond for
homecomingAdvent Calendar Pre-SalesOct. 23rd - Safe Trick or Treat Night - German Sponsored room
with candy, mini German Halloween lessons, and a
spider craft.Oct. 24th - Kleiner Hai Lesson at Frankstown Elementary -
Senior High Students teach lesson to Kindergarten
and First GradeSEPTEMBER:
German Club T-Shirt SalesFloat Building2011-2012 School Year Class Activities:June - Hollidaysburg Students: Lauren Dengler, Gabrielle Swartz, and Spenser Baron travel to Germany to live with host families for four weeks and attend school there as the 2nd part of the Friendship Connection Exchange. Maddie Fitch will also be traveling to Germany on her own and visiting with her host partner.June - Good-bye to senior German Students - Presentation of Glueckschweine (lucky pigs). Best of wishes to all of you! Ihr werdet vermisst sein und ich hab' euch lieb!!!!June - Awards given to Various Students - Outstanding Student Awards for each level, APPLES Foreign Language Competition, and German PSU Day.May 29 - Odyssey of the Mind students from Germany come to talk to Junior High students 1st and 2nd periods. CURVE BASEBALL game in the evening!!! See Frau Schmouder for details if you want to participate!May 22 and 23 - FOREIGN LANGUAGE FINALSMay - Received a package from Erfurt, Germany - Email Pen-pals from Germany sent their partners in Hollidaysburg a package filled with little gifts for each student! What a wonderful experience!!!!April 17 - German Friendship Connection Students return to Germany.APRIL 16- GOOD-BYE American Style Picnic and Whiffle Ball game - Host Families and students from Hollidaysburg got together at Legion Park to say good-bye and play whiffle ball.April 11 - PSU German Day - State College, PSU campus - Competition for German students (Spelling Bee, Jeopardy Trivia, Poster Competition, Poetry Recitation) College tours and visits to college German classes.
April 4 - Belleville Amish Market/Penn's Cave and PA wildlife tour- Friendship Connection Participants and students from German Classes (Following lessons in German classes about the Pennsylvania Dutch, their culture, history, and language which is derived from modern German).
April 2 - Washington DC fieldtrip - for Friendship Connection Participants only
March 31 - APPLES foreign language competition - IUP unniversity. Students compete in various academic and non-academic competitions.March 22 -
March 22 - PSU Beethoven Event - Beethoven lecture and discussion at PSU Altoona campus 3:30-5:00 followed by quartet concert at 7:00. Free admission. See Frau Schmouder for reservations and tickets.March 20 - April 17
March 20-April 17- Friendship Connection - 4 students from Germany visit Hollidaysburg. They will stay with local families, attend classes at the Junior and Senior High, and participate in several field trips.Feb. 25, 2012 - WORLD LANGUAGE FESTIVAL 11am-4pm
All language Students will participate in some way to host a World Language Festival open to the community. There will be cultural food, music, stories, games, crafts, presentations, perfomances on stage, and mini-language lessons taught to local children by our very own Hollidaysburg Students!!!
Feb. 14, 2012 - German Valentine Celebration
Feb. 13, 2012 - Culture Projects Due and Presented
Jan 13, 2012 - GermanFest - auditorium junior highJan. 3-6, 2012 - World Language WeekTUESDAY: German Music (popular songs in Germany right now! See German music page)WEDNESDAY:Scherenschnitte Projects (German Paper Cutting art)THURSDAY: Learn the Schuhplattler Dance (Bavarian/Austrian knee-slap dance)FRIDAY: German Food Culture Day (students sample authentic German food)December 2011- ORNAMENT EXCHANGE Send and receive culturally significant Christmas Ornaments to our pen-pal schools in Erfurt, Germany and Innsbruck, AustriaDecember 15, 2011 - Christmas in Germany Lesson to Kindergarten at Frankstown Elementary. (German 3 and 4 students prepare and present lesson to all the kindergarten classes at Frankstown.)
December 14, 2011 - German Christmas caroling (with french and spanish clubs) at the Presbiterian Home and Garvy ManorDecember 6, 2011 - German students celebrated St. Nikolaus Day by putting shoes out in the hall (according to the German tradition) and receiving smalls gifts and candy.December 5, 2011 - Language in Motion Guest Speaker presents on Christmas in GermanyNovember 29, 2011 - Language in Motion Guest Speaker presents on pop music culture in GermanyNovember 2011 - Establish email pen-pals with schools in Erfurt, Germany, and Innsbruck, Austria. All level 1, 3, & 4 students get a partner and participate in various themed writing assignments to each other.October 2011 - German Club makes World Language Float with French and Spanish Clubs for Homecoming Parade