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    South Lake Celebrates Cultures
    Posted on 05/18/2018
    South Lake event display

    South Lake High School Celebrates Cultures

    On April 27, South Lake High School hosted a Multicultural Night for families and community. The projects featured at the event celebrated the many heritages of the school. South Lake is a small option school that ensures a personalized high school environment where student’s stories are celebrated.

    South Lake event displayUsing a project-based learning approach, students selected a culture they wanted to celebrate, and spent time researching, writing and designing visual displays. Through a gallery walk, students could draw on their own experiences to convey the importance of their projects. Neighborhood organizations, such as Salsa N Seattle, Hula MokiNoe and Dr. Luster and the Shark Bites were brought in to perform and teach through cultural celebration.

    Students and families had expressed a desire to share their rich cultural backgrounds and experiences. Young learners designed the evening and selected the types of projects that would best represent their stories. In partnership with Communities in Schools, as part of the Engaging Families in High School program, instructors from local dance schools lead performances and lessons in Salsa, Polynesian dance, modern and ancient hula and African American jazz.

    The small collaborative setting of South Lake High School is a learning environment where students are champions of their own experience. When you enter this loving school, you’re considered one of the special members of an extraordinary family!