The history of the LFH ED Succeeding to the small school "Collaros" installed without status in the premises of the French Institute of Athens, on Sina Street, the creation of the Lycée Franco-Héllénique resulted of political will and agreement of two Heads of State: Mr. Karamanlis and Giscard d'Estaing in 1974. The rapprochement they wanted, between the two educational systems and, beyond, between the cultures of both countries was realized in 1975 by an exchange of letters between the governments and, by the provision of a land, thanks to the Hellenic state, the same year, to build a school, meant to be half French, half Greek. Because of the fact that a foreign state could not benefit from a long lease of 99 years, a Franco-Hellenic Association for Education (AFHE) was created and included figures attached to the development of cultural ties between the two countries and also to the strength of the use of French in Greece. The construction of the school finally started in 1978 and everything was ready in 1981. In 1986, an international agreement was reached between the two governments, creating the LFH as a foreign school, organized using a framework statute published in the Official Gazette of Greece in 1988. This status framework was accompanied by an agreement by which the AFHE, an association of Greek law, yielded to the French Association for Education in Greece (AEFG), an association under French law with headquarters in Paris, the management of LFH. This AEFG chaired until 1990, by a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With the creation of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad, its director became the President of the Association Manager of the LFH. In July 1990, appeared in the French “Journal Officiel” the decree number 90541, promulgating the agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Hellenic Republic on the LFH. Two agreements were, then, signed between the AEFE and the AEFG, between 1993 and 1996. These agreements specified the conditions for provision of the staff, the management training, the place and the articulation of the French section and the Greek section, the terms of the grant award by the French State, the conditions of payment, considering the staff, as well as other conditions. In this context, the Council of administration of the LFH’s management Association meets once a year in Paris or in Athens, under the chairmanship of the director of the Agency. Finally, in 2008, the board adopted, as the name of the school: Lycée Franco-Héllénique Eugène Delacroix. The LFH ED statutorily includes two sections: a French one (K, elementary school, middle school, high school) and a Greek one, which consists of a Hellenic gymnasium and high school. The rules in force since 9697, approved by the Greek authorities, are common. The harmonization and alignment time of the school calendar were made in 96-97. The teaching of French is taught more intensively in the Hellenic section. Conversely, Modern Greek is taught at all levels in the French section. A validation of skills in Greek is organized by the University of Athens, a validation of the French language skills is the DELF and DALF. Much work is done in the area of school life to "living together" and not in parallel, students in both sections. The LFH ED is one of the schools of the AEFE network. Under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this network, present in over 130 countries enrolls in its 430 schools over 240 000 French and foreign students. It aims to ensure the public education service for French children who do not live in France and to contribute to the influence of the French language and culture in particular with the reception of foreign students. Apart from that, it aims to participate in strengthening the relations of cooperation between French and foreign education systems and to help families cover the costs of education, including scholarships to French children. Finally, it aims to promote the results of foreign students by awarding scholarships. LFHED EVENTS Our school is the successor to the small school "Collaros" which was installed in the premises of the French Institute of Athens at SINA Street. The creation of the Lycée FrancoHellenique result of political will and agreement between the Greek prime minister and the French president: Mr. Karamanlis and Mr. Giscard d'Estaing in 1974. The Hellenic state gave a land to the French State and the construction of the school was realized from 1978 to 1981. As the years passed by more and more events started to take place in LFHED. Lots of events have taken place in our school such as cultural events, sport events, historical celebrations and even parties (Halloween, Carnival etc...). Each year plenty of sport competitions are held in our school, students are competing in football, basketball, volleyball, dance and ping pong! At the end of each school year, the elementary school’s choir presents us a show and BIFIDUS, the school’s band, where teachers and students participate, performs a concert. Other events less important take place as well. Although the most important event that has ever taken place, is the school’s 30th anniversary. The event of the 30th anniversary took place on the 3rd of May 2011. Many important people were invited to that special night! After our principal’s speech a diner reception was held and then we celebrated with plenty of music and fireworks! This day was written to our school’s history and will always be remembered. Antoine Farran, Theophile Contargirys, Paul Evangelopoulos and Stylianos Grigoriadis Sofia Yazitzoglou 2e1 Tuesday, January 31st 2012 English American elements integrated in the Greek culture For the past twenty years or so, Greece has gone into a phase of transformation, trying to follow the example of many other European countries. In as slow but steady pace it has integrated quite a few American elements in its society. McDonald’s is probably the best example to start with. In 1991, the first restaurant opened in downtown Athens, followed by a second one in 1992. Since then, the fast food chain has developed more than 29 restaurants all over Greece. In recent years it has even created a variety of meals exclusively for the Greek consumers, to suit the country’s traditional meals. Continuing with food, I should refer to frozen yogurt, which I believe is quite popular in California. Well, in the last, approximately, five years, it has become a much enjoyed snack by the Greek. Even though it still has a long way to go before becoming as famous as it is in the United States, there are a few shops, mostly in Athens that offer this healthy and tasty refreshment. The concept is American, but the yogurt and some of the toppings relate to Greek traditional products, such as the “gliko tou koutaliou” which literally means “dessert on a spoon” and looks a like marmalade with fruits. Finally, cupcakes. Just like, frozen yogurt, they are not as famous with the Greek public, but there are quite a few connoisseurs and the five or six shops in Athens prove it. Unlike frozen yogurt, no changes have been made on this particular dessert. Moving on with TV and cinema. Greece, has developed in recent years an equivalent to many American shows such as “America’s got talent” which has become “I ellada exei talento” (Greece’s got talent), WIPEOUT, “American Idol” which has become “Greek Idol” and finally, “America’s Next Top Model” which is called “Next Top Model” in Greece. The idea, however, remains faithful to the original program. As for cinema, Greece is one of the few countries in Europe that doesn’t dub the movies, except for a few, and mostly cartoons. So, in order to understand, most of the Greeks are fluent in English. These are just a few of the topics concerning the main subject, but they are the most noticeable ones as well as the most integrated ones. As you can see, globalization affects everyone, and Greece is no exception. Popular Greek tale for little children! Once upon a time in a small village, there was a poor fisherman who was trying all night to catch a fish but he could not. When the dawn came he was saying to himself :< Oh my God! What a misery! I’ve got such a bad luck! My children are going to die>. But suddenly he felt that a fish had bitten the bait. He brought it up and he saw a gold fish. All of a sudden he heard a voice whispering:<Throw the fish in the sea and something good will happen to you.>He threw it and then he heard the same voice again telling him :<What do you want me to do for you?>He replied:<I want to go home and find some food! >.He went home and found a house plenty of food. He told his wife the story and she told him to ask for a castle. The next day he went fishing and found the same fish. He asked the voice for a castle and when he went home, his house had become a beautiful palace. His wife told him next time to ask the voice to become a queen and a king. He went again and did the same things. But when he went home he found a cave and his children hungry. Poems The died torrent: The torrent runs, the torrent lives, the torrent kills The river is its friend, the rocks also The torrent rumbles, the torrent dies Friends of the torrent cry, Enemies of the torrent dance. Incredible: Cat in the sun rubs his lashes, dolphins diving into the sky and bats and eagles flying into the sea. The garden is filled with thousand roses with a thousand colors. The sun shines like a thousand fires and the moon, herself, is magnificent. Dressed in pink silk and tulle star, the bride enters. From summer to autumn: The summer has left its coat of sun, sleep and honey. And clothed himself with brown, orange and we have to suffer with his sinister grumbles. Heres come the chestnut cream and roasted chestnuts with honey. The summer has left his coat of sun, sunburn, sleep in the sun, and honey for an autumn without brown or honey color birds. The bee’s stopped to produce honey and now spin wool by listening to the fiddle. The summer has left his coat of sun and honey. How do crazy people go through the forest? They take the psycho path What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho Cheese What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite Where do you find a dog with no legs? Right where you left him Why don't blind people like to sky dive? Because it scares the heck out of the dog What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic? Sanka Why does a pilgrim's pants always fall down? Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat What's the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver? A bad golfer goes, WHACK! "Darn." A bad skydiver goes, "Darn." WHACK! What do you call a man with a car on his head? Jack How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it! How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way, unique up on it! What do you call skydiving lawyers? Skeet Pastitsio (spaghetti) with meat and béchamel sauce): Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil 2 lbs. ground beef (or ground lamb, or a mixture of both) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 14 oz. can tomato puree or sauce 3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tbsp. breadcrumbs 500g or ziti penne 4 beaten egg whites (reserve the yolks for béchamel sauce) 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) For the béchamel sauce: 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) 1 cup all purpose flour 1 quart milk, warmed 8 egg yolks, beaten lightly a pinch of ground nutmeg Ingredients: 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. vinegar 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup Greek yogurt, strained 1 cup sour cream 2 cucumbers, peeled and grated 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter (margarine for vegan/dairy free) 2 cups (510 grams) brown sugar, packed 1 cup (250 ml) light corn syrup or maple syrup 1 14-ounce can (396 grams) sweetened condensed milk (vegan versions available) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Orange food coloring (optional) Orange shoestring licorice (optional) Meringues: 6 egg whites, room temperature 1 tsp white vinegar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1 3/4 sugar Raspberry curd: 1 container (6 oz or 170 g) raspberries 1 1/4 c (250 g) sugar 4 egg yolks 1 stick (8 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 (60 ml) fresh lemon juicePinch of salt Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream and fresh fruit for serving, if desired.