macarthur students celebrate day of the dead
On Nov. 1, 2011, members of the MacArthur High School International Club and National Spanish Honor Society participated in an activity to learn more about Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead.
American and international students decorated calaveras, or skulls made of sugar. Using frosting, sequins, and their imaginations, students created beautiful designs. The group also learned more about the ofrenda, or alter, that honors loved ones who have passed away.
Spanish teacher Roberta Saldaña created an ofrenda in her classroom and students were allowed to contribute pictures and special tokens to the display. Teachers James Vaughn, Manuel Amado, and Janelle Richard took part in the festivities as well.
Posted on December 2, 2011