Celebrating Culture and Languages

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P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy junior high schools celebrated World Language Week this January through a series of hands-on and interactive activities.

Students at both buildings took part in trivia, commercial and poster contests, and were audibly transported to foreign lands as they listened to the French, Italian and Spanish music played over the loudspeakers during passing time. Traveling exhibits showcasing artwork made by Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso was displayed in both buildings. Also, more than 400 attended this year’s joint Gelinas/Murphy International Night, which included authentic dishes and musical performances. 

In addition to the in-school activities, representatives from the two junior high schools visited district elementary schools to teach mini-lessons to the buildings’ sixth graders. The lessons helped to introduce the elementary students to the languages they will have the chance to study next year.