Anticipate food, friends and a special video from the Unity Club and about what diversity means at CHS. On December 1 at 6:30 p.m, CultureFest will be held in the commons. CultureFest is a popular annual event for students and families at CHS to attend.
The celebration is an opportunity for students and families to engage with different cultures through posters, food and music. Students bring in a dish to represent their culture or the foreign language course they’re learning, and many of the foreign language classes have performed songs that are popular in the culture — like the Spanish classes singing “Chiquirritin” the past two years.
Historically, students, CHS faculty and the Academy of International Studies (AIS) Program jointly organized the event. This year, Jamie Schendt, social studies teacher and the new AIS coordinator, is bringing some new features to the table for the event. One of the main goals that Schendt wants to achieve is a balance between education and culture.
“It will be a balance of gathering as a school but also educating each other about who we are as a school and what cultures we bring to the school each day,” Schendt said in an interview.
Culture Fest is an event that CHS families look forward to. Come out and explore the world!