NORTH SHORE INTERNATIONAL POLYGLOTS UNITED
By Roberto Bongiovanni
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY - To universal acclaim, the World Language teachers at the North Shore Schools held the third annual International Night in the high school cafeteria. Over 300 students from each school in the District participated in the festivities, which honored the ethnic and linguistic diversity in our schools.
The evening events included a performance of traditional Greek and Indian dances by a group of girls from the elementary school, a lesson in cha-cha-cha by a high school junior, a Spanish song sung by a high school senior, followed by everyone joining in to dance the bachata, merengue, salsa, and tarantella.
In addition, there were numerous tables dedicated to crafts, such as carnival mask-making, henna-painting, bracelet looms, face-painting, model-making of the Roman colosseum, and Chinese calligraphy. The French and Italian Clubs had a bake sale featuring characteristically ethnic pastries. There was an abundant buffet, even for those who wanted seconds, including Chinese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, and Latin American cuisines. A slideshow highlighting North Shore juniors and seniors who participated in the overseas exchange trips to Europe was presented for everyone to see!
At the end of the evening, younger children loved the chance to win candy by breaking open piñatas. The evening culminated in a raffle draw, where dozens of door prizes were won by a multitude of elated youngsters. Special thanks are due to the students in the Foreign Language Honors Society and the language clubs as well as all of the teachers who assisted in the organization of the evening, which everyone agreed was the best International Night yet!
Photo Caption: Article provided by teacher Roberto Bongiovanni
Photos by Shelly Newman
The districtwide 3rd annual International Night was recently held at the North Shore Schools with over 300 students participating in the festivities, which honored the ethnic and linguistic diversity in our schools.
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