Melissa Henderson » Bienvenue!


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Bonjour! Je m'appelle Madame Henderson. Bienvenue dans la classe de Français!  My love of French started as a small child listening to the French records that my aunt owned and then continued on in high school.
My post-high school education took me to Slippery Rock University and Le Collège International de Cannes, in France. I earned my Bachelor's in French Education in 1994. And few years later, I continued on to complete my Master's in Educational Leadership and to earn my Principal's Papers at Saint Francis University in 1999. 
I began my career teaching Elementary French and Preschool. After my first year teaching, I moved to Johnstown to take a position at Central Cambria High School. It was temporary and the following year I accepted a permanent shared position teaching at Ferndale and Bishop McCort High Schools. I have been teaching French I-IV with the super staff here at Ferndale since 1996. Our French classes travel with other local area schools on an every other year field trip to Quebec, Canada. We try to use the French we are learning in class and enjoy the amazing cultural experiences while there. We often travel the beginning of March and always gain a new perspective as to the amount of snow that falls in Johnstown as opposed to Quebec! 
See some pictures below from our most recent trip to Quebec! Photo credit to Matthew Clawson.
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French 1
French 2
French 3/4
2018-2019 French Schedule
7:30-8:07-breakfast coverage
P1 (8:10-8:50)    -French 1
P2 (8:53-9:33)    -French 2
P3 (9:36-10:16)-French 3/4 
P4 (10:19-10:59)-French 1
P5 (11:02-11:21) -
Fundraising 2018-2019
Checks are always made out to FAHS. One check is preferred when turning in money, but not required.
Flower Power (flower bulbs)
Mixed Bag Designs-Fall
Mixed Bag Designs-Spring
Stuver's Riverside Nursery coupons for flats and hanging baskets