Boggess Elementary Holds Multicultural Assembly
A carpet of festively attired Boggess Bengals spread across the floor of the Boggess gym on the morning of Feb. 14, for the inaugural Multicultural Day Assembly. Principal Shurandia Holden welcomed students, staff and special guests. First graders sang multicultural songs, some of which were sung in the language of that country. Sophia Rueda, a Boggess alumna, performed a solo in Spanish. Members of Golden Tiger Taekwondo performed multiple high-energy routines. Hula dancers told stories through dance. Both the Taekwondo and hula performances included Boggess students.
Principal Holden explained the importance of this event, “With everything going on today in our schools and country, it is important to teach acceptance and to show how much we are truly alike.”
Third grade teacher, Sandra Fulcher, explained that the assembly was the culmination of a school wide, multicultural curriculum emphasis. She said this was an opportunity to “embrace all of the cultures of our school.” Approximately 30 languages are spoken at Boggess including Hindi, Vietnamese, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, French, Polish, Portuguese and many more. Artifacts were on display from different countries. Multicultural food was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon. Hallways throughout the school were decorated celebrating the theme, “Many Cultures, One Family.”