Jon Peterson

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leaf bullet Italian students continue their studies at Augies Italian Restaurant

June 20, 2016
Dominic Di Grazia’s Italian classes from Schuylerville, Corinth and Mayfield recently gathered at Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant in Ballston Spa to celebrate the end of the school year and to practice their unit on food that they had recently studied.

Certificates and prizes were awarded to each student.

This was an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the Italian skills learned this year in class.

Students also had the opportunity to interview Mr. Di Grazia’s nephew Daniele, who is an exchange student here in Mayfield. They interviewed his wife Jamie, son Nicola and 20-month-old bilingual son Damiano, who also showcased his repertoire of Italian words like gatto - cat, cane – dog , grazie, thank you, etc.

The Italian program at Mayfield is expanding this next school year as Italian will be offered at the 8th grade level beginning in September of 2016. Italian will also be offered for college credit through FMCC in the distance learning lab to three other school districts - Schuylerville and Corinth being two of them.

“We are proud to say that we are the only district in Fulton County to offer the Italian language and culture to our students,” said Di Grazia. “There are many people in our community who are of Italian descent or simply have an interest in the language for travelling or business purposes.”

Di Grazia, a native speaker of Italian born in Rome, also teaches French and Spanish at Mayfield. He has been a foreign language instructor locally for 20 years.

Di Grazia also announced that the Italian Consulate in New York City and the IACE ( Italian American Committee on Education) have allocated a grant to the Mayfield Central School Italian program in the amount of $2,250 to be used to purchase Italian textbooks for the next school year.

Below are some photos of students at Augies. Click on the image to enlarge it.

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