Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011

Dancers perform traditional Latin dances for Lakeview students.
Dancers perform traditional Latin dances for Lakeview students.

Lakeview Middle School is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Week from October 24 -28.   Consulates from the Spanish-speaking countries that represent the school have provided valuable resources such as poetry books, brochures, posters, and other information about these beautiful countries.  The entire school has been decorated, including hanging the flags of Spanish-speaking countries and putting posters around the school.

Hispanics represent one-third of the student body at Lakeview Middle School.  While the majority of Hispanic students at Lakeview come from Mexico, there are also students from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Colombia. 

Students will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Week with fun activities like daily trivia games and a flag-matching contest in the library.  The week will culminate with a celebration for all grade levels on Thursday, October 27th, at 11:00 am in the gym.  Strings and Band students, under the direction of Ms. Jessica Morgan, will perform the National Anthem and a song called “Las Mariposas.” The chorus, under direction of Mr. Tim Brezeale, will perform “La Bamba.”  Many children will march in a parade carrying the flags representing Spanish-speaking countries. Once again, the wonderful dance group, Jaramillo’s Latin Dancers have agreed to perform traditional dances of Cumbia Mix from Colombia, Tango from Argentina, and Jose de Guadalupe Flamenco from Spain.

Mauricio Molina, a Lakeview English teacher for speakers of other languages (ESOL teacher), said, “All activities during the Hispanic Heritage Week at Lakeview Middle are intended to teach our children about the culture of many diverse areas and encourage tolerance and respect for other cultures.”

For more information or to cover this week’s events at Lakeview, call the school at 355-6400.

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