South High School celebrated Foreign Language Week during the week of March 2. The World Language teachers and the Foreign Language Honor Society created many activities through which students celebrated cultural awareness.
To start the week off, the school was decorated with posters designed by students. This year’s theme was, “With Languages You are at Home Anywhere.” Students took part in a spelling bee, scavenger hunt and flag search. The Language Honor Society participated in the “Pulsera Project,” a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish.
The American Sign Language students presented lessons for Spanish and Italian classes. Life Skills classes, under the instruction of Mrs. Green, Mrs. Escobar, Mrs. Byrne, Mrs. House, Mrs. Franco, Mrs. Evola, and Ms. Berry, created cultural arts and crafts and learned how to introduce themselves in a foreign language. Many students were able to celebrate their heritage with cultural foods in various classes as well.
This week was a success due to all of the support given by administration, teachers, custodial staff, parents and students.