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Cultural Collaboration

Last semester, the seventh grade Spanish and art classes at Weddington Middle School collaborated on a Day of the Dead activity.  This traditional Mexican holiday focuses on the gathering of family and friends praying for and remembering loved ones no longer with them.  Traditions include building private altars, honoring the deceased using skulls, and the bringing the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased to the gravesites.  After studying these traditions, students created research projects and art to instruct each other and the school about this important Mexican holiday. For many, this was the first time that they had heard of the holiday, making the activity a truly educational experience.

 

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Love wearing blue jeans?  WMS Teens for Jeans-February 11 photo

Love wearing blue jeans? WMS Teens for Jeans-February 11

One out of three homeless people in the United States is under the age of 18.  The number one clothing request is a pair of blue jeans--they are comfortable, warm and can be casual or dressed up.  DoSomething.org is a youth run organization that has sponsored Teens for Jeans for the past seven years.  This year, WMS is taking part to help this campaign which has collected over 4.3 million pairs of jeans for homeless teens.  To participate, bring in any gently worn pairs of jeans on Wednesday, February 11 to your homeroom.  Student Council and Beta Club members will collect all donations.  Jeans can be any size, but youth/teen sizes are preferred.  As a bonus, any students donating blue jeans will be able to wear jeans on that day:

Teens for Jeans
Wednesday, February 11

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