VIDEO: Grove Cultural Bash
Last week, students from Grove Junior High and other CCSD59 schools came together to celebrate various countries of origin at the first Cultural Bash held by the school. Students, families, staff members, and board of education members visited booths in the gymnasium featuring various artifacts, cuisine, music, and photos about countries from around the world. Each booth was hosted by someone who originally hails from that country and helped visitors complete passports with activities and trivia for the event.
Families and staff at Salt Creek Elementary found success hosting a similar event in recent years, and that motivated one parent, Michelle Naumann, to suggest holding the event at Grove as well.
The evening also featured performances by CCSD59 alumni in the Folkloric Dance Club from Elk Grove High School and demonstrations by the local American Tiger Karate Academy.
The countries featured included:
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador