Understanding Global Social Issues during National Foreign Language Week

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A successful Foreign Language Week was recently celebrated at both the Middle School and the High School. In addition to festive world music and books from around the world displayed in the libraries, students and staff who wore shirts that represented their heritage and student-produced videos that introduced French, Chinese, Russian and American Sign Language to viewers, was a thoughtful way to help artisans of Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Students volunteered during lunch hours to sell one-of-a-kind pulseras (Spanish for bracelets) and purses and raised $2,110 for the Pulsera Project which in turn will help sustain employment for the artisans, in addition to fund costs for their schooling and housing.

The project, spearheaded by Mrs. Nicole Waldbauer, Director of Humanities, is win-win for the district: highlighting global social issues while building awareness and leadership skills in students.