Monday, April 27, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Assembly at West End

West End Memorial Elementary School held an Hispanic Heritage Assembly on Wednesday, April 1st 2009.

Students in grades K-2 enjoyed a presentation by Ballet Folklórico of the Bridgeton High School Latin American Club. The group performed traditional dances from Mexico and Puerto Rico.

During the second assembly, grades 3-5 experienced first hand Flamenco Ole a four member ensemble. The highly interactive and entertaining performance given by three dancers and one guitarist taught students about traditional Flamenco dances, songs, and guitar playing. Our very own high school Spanish teacher, Liseidy Diaz (in red!), and new member of the troupe surprised us all with her talented dancing skills.

Ms. Julie Capodanno, our district’s ESL teacher and Felicita Rosado, West End elementary Spanish teacher, brought the entertainment to our district’s elementary students to expose them to a variety of Hispanic cultures and to teach them about the growing Hispanic community in our school district.

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