On Tuesday, May 1st, Manson School District hosted a Cultural Celebration, honoring 16 different countries. In conjunction with the district’s annual Dia Del Nino celebration, over 400 students, parents, staff and community members came together in the Manson High School gym to celebrate children and embrace cultures from around the world.
The evening was kicked off by an inspirational welcome given by Mrs. Aurora Flores, Manson School District Board Member. Families enjoyed delicious food while viewing beautiful artwork created by Manson Elementary students. Multiple songs and dances were showcased by elementary students at each grade level, including: El Toro Mambo, Folklorico Ballet, the Heel Toe Polka, “De Colores”, the Troika, the Tarantella, “Sur Le Pont D’Avignon”, and a West African scarf dance.
The 2018 Cultural Celebration was truly a collaborative effort, highlighting the strong relationship between Manson Schools and community. Elementary teachers and students invested countless hours creating art, learning about new cultures, and practicing performances to highlight important traditions from other countries. Many hands went into making the event a success and we look forward to joining together for another rich and beautiful celebration next year!