Confluence Academy-South City honors Hispanic Heritage
Confluence Academy-South City honors Hispanic Heritage
Posted on 10/11/2012
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Confluence Academy-South City will recognize Hispanic Heritage month with a celebration on October 16.

 

The Hispanic Heritage Festival will include a living museum presented by third grade, a play by sixth grade, student displays and activities and a potluck of Hispanic food. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Meramec building.

 

South City’s campus has about 360 students who speak Spanish as their native language. There are many students throughout Confluence Charter Schools who speak Spanish as their native language.

 

Carolyn Lammert, ELL teacher/building coordinator, explained the importance of recognizing cultures.

 

“With the understanding of other cultures, students are able to be more productive, sensitive, tolerant, and appreciative and integrated into their diverse community. For students of other cultures, knowing that their culture and values are truly valued by teachers and students makes them feel part of the community,” said Lammert.

 

“We will celebrate other cultures that are represented in our school during second semester with activities. Some of the cultures are Somali, Vietnamese and other Asian cultures.”

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from mid-September to mid-October.