Specials Team
Mrs. Cambric - HMS/NHS Media Specialist
Mrs. Cleary-5th Grade Art
Mrs. Dulla-Team Lead, 6th, 7th, 8th grade P.E.
Mr. Gallai-Band and Music
Mr. Keith- 6th, 7th, 8th P.E.
Mrs. Mastny-7th grade Spanish
Ms. Peel - Chorus, 6th, 7th, 8th Music
Ms. Sandack - 6th, 7th, 8th Art
Mrs. Schweitzer - Communications, 6th and 8th
Mr. Seymour - 6th, 7th, 8th P.E.
Mr. Torres - 8th grade Spanish
Ms. Washington - AVID, Gifted, STEM Coordinator
Mr. Torres' Classroom Page
rtorres@SD171.org         Phone ext. 2260
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   ¡Hola y Bienvenivdos!  My name is Mr. Torres and I am the 8th grade Spanish teacher. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Purdue University Calumet and I love playing and watching soccer. I am pleased to have your child in my Spanish class this year.  I am extremely happy to be at Heritage Middle, and am looking forward to teaching and developing language skills with your child. I am also looking forward to preparing students for High School Spanish! 

Our main focus in Eighth Grade Spanish is preparing for the Second Language Proficiency Exam in Spanish that the students will begin in May. This focus also prepares students for the Foreign Language Placement Exams that they will take at the high school of their choice.We begin the year with a review and reinforcement of all the major concepts previously learned in Grades five through seven. Students proficiency in Spanish is increased further through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities to include:  

- present indicative tense 

- preterite tense of regular and irregular verbs 

-ordering food in a restaurant and talking about how food tastes 

-using commands and object pronouns 

-correctly using the preterite and imperfect to tell a story.

-por and para future tense. 

-learning about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic documents and                                      literature.


    Do you enjoy playing soccer, scoring goals, and being around friends?! I am also the sponsor for        Soccer Club which takes place after school. Please ask about joining!  

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