Information provided by Lansing Christian School
LANSING, Ill. (October 18, 2023) – With their “passports” in hand, Lansing Christian School students traveled around the world on Monday, October 16.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15 every year, each classroom was set up with an interactive display to teach visitors about a Spanish-speaking country. Students toured each class, and family members were invited to travel along as well, to get a taste — sometimes literally — of what each class had been learning over the last month.
LCS students gathered information from their classmates’ food, drawings, posters, artwork, and games. They searched for paper hummingbirds, answered “would you rather” questions, and played Lotería, all while learning about Spanish-speaking countries, their cultures, and their people.
“It was a great culmination of our study of Hispanic countries and people throughout the month,” said Principal Matt Kamien. “We’re a diverse school and Hispanic Heritage Month gave us an opportunity to celebrate many different cultures.”
In conjunction with the Hispanic Heritage celebration, the school also participated in a service project to support the New Vecinos/New Neighbors Migrant Outreach Program. This program, which is coordinated by New Life Centers in Chicago in partnership with the city and state, helps newly arriving migrant families with apartments, furniture, showers and hot meals. Students filled bags and boxes with clothing, kitchen and toiletry items, which were packed up for Kamien to deliver.
Lansing Christian School is located at 3660 Randolph Street in Lansing.