19 April Pinewood Elementary Presents Multicultural Fair April 19, 2013 By News News 0 Pinewood Elementary staff, parents, students and the community gathered to celebrate their diversity during the school's Multicultural Night. Participants sampled food, created artwork, viewed paraphernalia unique to the countries represented and enjoyed performances by the Mariachi Luna y Sol, African Culture Connection, German American Society, Omaha Pipes and Drums, and Chinese New Year dancers. Students also performed native dances of Australia, Israel, Russia, England and America. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Related Articles Edison Elementary Presents Multicultural Fair Edison Elementary introduced students to cultures from around the globe with its first ever Multicultural Fair in May. Students visited five different learning stations around the school, including a music and dance session, a museum of artifacts, an art lesson, an authentic food station, and a cultural fashion show. The fair aimed to celebrate the countries represented at Edison, which include Burma, Cameroon, Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Togo. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Beals Elementary Presents Annual Multicultural Festival Beals Elementary students and staff used a "passport" to travel across the continent of Africa during its annual Multicultural Festival in May. In preparation for the event, each grade level created a learning station about an African country that included interesting facts, authentic artifacts and vibrant artwork. As a culminating activity, fifth-graders performed the musical "The Lion King" during an all-school assembly. The revised adaptation of the musical and costumes were created by the school's vocal music instructor, Shelly Bednar. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the festival! Fontenelle Elementary Hosts Annual Asset Fair Fontenelle Elementary staff, students, parents and the community attended the school's third annual Asset Fair in April. The fair is inspired by the 40 Developmental Assets - a program that helps students understand the external and internal forces that help them become healthy, caring and responsible citizens. This year's fair focused on Service to Others (flowers for residents of House of Hope Alzheimer's Care, cleaning the softball field), Constructive Use of Time (board games, dancing, Picasso Plants, Mosaics, Boy Scouts, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and hula hoops), and Healthy Lifestyle and Relationships (exercising with Student Council and healthy snacks). Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Belvedere Elementary Hosts Health and Wellness Fair Belvedere Elementary provided a free health and wellness fair for the community that provided attendees with free blood pressure checks, oral health information, community resources and health and safety information. The community also had an opportunity to enjoy free food, free children's books and take part in a raffle and silent auction. The event was sponsored by the Omaha Public Schools, School-Based Health Center, Building Healthy Futures and the Charles Drew Health Center. Click here to see a photo slideshow! Pinewood Elementary Summer School Students Celebrate Cultures Pinewood Elementary students studied a different culture each week of summer school. The school’s library media specialist organized a wide range of activities for students and the surrounding community, and invited several guest speakers to the school to enhance the lessons. Guests included: a Mexican folkloric dance group; Hispanic storyteller and artist Linda Garcia; African storyteller Awele; African performance artist Charles Ahovissi; Chinese dancers and martial artists from the Omaha Chinese Culture Association; and origami artist Chizuko Takechi of the Nebraska Arts Council. Click here to see a photo slideshow of some of the presentations and activities! King Science & Technology Magnet Presents 2011 Science Fair King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School presented its annual seventh- and eighth-grade science fair in January 2011. Click here to see photos of the students explaining their science projects to the judges! Comments are closed.