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.