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Sun Valley Cluster Globalization Festival

Students and family members visiting the Sun Valley Cluster Globalization Festival

The Sun Valley Cluster proudly sponsored a Globalization Festival on Thursday, March 15th at Sun Valley High School. All schools in the Sun Valley cluster joined forces at the high school to create a fun and educational night for families in our community. The Globalization Festival ties in directly with our schools district’s Globalization initiative, and Shiloh Elementary School was proud to be part of this exciting event. Each school represented a different continent at the festival. Visitors were given “passports” upon arrival. Families were able to travel around the world as they made their way around campus. Passports were stamped at each continent visited. Students were asked to bring stamped passports back to school and share what they learned with classmates. Our PTO offered to reward the class with the most passports that were returned!

We would like to thank our PTO for encouraging students and families to take part in this educational community-based event. At the festival, Shiloh Elementary “became” the continent of South America. We could not have done all of this without the time, dedication, and teamwork displayed by our staff, students, and PTO. Our International Club, Spanish Club, Technology Club, AIG classes, and Chorus/Orff ensemble enthusiastically represented our school. Shiloh’s Media Specialist, Mrs. Pam Cook, donated many artifacts and souvenirs from her travels abroad for our visitors to view. Shiloh parent, Katie Kane, loaned musical instruments for an exciting hands-on experience! Our club members and AIG students created posters, projects, and computer presentations to educate “travelers” about life in South America. The Spanish Club, sponsored by Mr. Jason Hart, even filled the hall with regional music! The artifacts, music, and excitement from Shiloh’s participants all combined to create a true global atmosphere.

We would like to thank all the families from our cluster who joined us at the festival. We also want to be sure to thank Sun Valley High School’s principal Mrs. Janice Burns and her staff for their hospitality and time spent planning this special night. This was truly a fantastic event and our estimates have the total number of attendees at eight hundred to one thousand for the night! A night like this is another strong example of the community support that we receive in the Sun Valley Cluster. Our school is already thinking of ideas for next year, so please be on the lookout for the next annual Sun Valley Cluster Globalization Festival in 2013!

Written by: Stephanie Kincaid and Scott Spencer, Principal
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 by Mark Greene

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