•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Marie Van Wynsberge
     World Languages & Cultures


    Bonjour tout le monde!
    I was born and raised in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and I am thrilled to be teaching my native language! I look forward to an efficient and fun fourth year at Riverside High School.
    After my Baccalauréat in France, I moved to the United States to attend the University of Virginia, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology, as well as a Master of Teaching in Secondary Education. Prior to teaching French at Riverside High School, I have worked as a preschool French immersion teacher, a High School teacher in North Carolina and Fairfax County, and as a middle school teacher at Smart's Mill Middle School.
    When I am not in the classroom, I love traveling, running, exercising, learning about geography, discovering new restaurants, and attending my brother's swim meets.
    Please, do not hesitate to stop by my classroom, or contact me via email (mvanwyns@lcps.org)


    My 2019-2020 Schedule:

     1st Hall duty  5th CLT Common Planning
     2nd French 3  6th  French 3
     3rd French 1  7th  Hall duty (L200 hallway)
     4th French 5  8th  Study Hall
     Office Hours:
     I will be available for help before or after school, by appointment.
    French 5 Syllabus
     ~~ Note: Students, I will ONLY respond to your emails when you use your school email. ~~


    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    All my class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE.
    Click the Phoenix link below.
    Phoenix Gradebook
    Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy

    Students enrolled in any of the spoken languages (Spanish, French, & German) will find the categorical breakdown of their quarter grades as follows:


    Formative 10%

    Summative 90%


    World Languages & Cultures Re-assessment Policy

    Riverside High School 2019-20


    Retakes are intended to allow students to demonstrate mastery and have the following guidelines:

    * Students are eligible for a retake only if they have not achieved mastery 

    * Students will receive the higher of the two grades up to a maximum of 83%

    * The retake is a single attempt

    * All work (homework assignments, formative assessments, etc.) related to the assessment have been completed

    * Students must complete remediation prior to attempting the retake

    * All retake attempts must be completed within two weeks after having been returned the original

    * The highest score will be included in the overall grade calculation for the quarter

    * Retakes are NOT offered on skills-based (reading, writing, listening, speaking) assessments, benchmark exams, and county-wide exams (CPAs)

    Extra Curricular Positions
    * LCPS French Curriculum Co-Leader
    * French Club Co-Sponsor