Ranch Elementary School
Students at Ranch Elementary school are gearing up to participate in an eagerly anticipated annual tradition. The school’s 9th annual Multicultural Night is a school-wide event where students will showcase what they have learned about the history and culture of countries around the world.
Students and teachers will transform their classrooms for the evening to reflect the sights and sounds of their chosen country. Japan, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece are just a few of the countries that will be on display throughout the school. The sounds of traditional music will fill the classrooms, as a bagpipe player strolls the hallways.
Attendees will be given a passport and are encouraged to fill them with stamps from each country, as they travel “around the world.” Along the way, they will have the opportunity to learn about the various countries from an array of student work on display. Food tasting tables are always a crowd favorite, where participants can taste traditional foods prepared by teachers, students, and families.
In anticipation of the event, 5th grader, Mya Palmer stated, “I’m so excited about Multicultural Night because it is so much fun and you learn a lot too!” Fifth grader, Alexis Vakasiuola stated, “It’s cool to learn about the world, and it is exciting to learn something new about each country.”
After filling their passports, families will gather in the gymnasium for the grand finale. An interactive performance of African drummers and stilt walkers will make for a night to remember! Traditional fry bread will also be on sale for all to enjoy. Students, families, and community members are all encouraged to join in the festivities at Ranch Elementary School on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.