Decatur celebrates languages
Faith Huh, Dec crew
October 4, 2010
Filed under Student Life
It isn’t everyday that we hear five different languages spoken in one hour. Tuesday, Sept. 21, was one of those rare days. City Schools of Decatur gathered to perform and celebrate various languages that students have learned. Around 7 p.m. parents, teachers, and students started trickling into the Performing Arts Center to see presentations by the students.
Jon Valentine, from the Department of Education, started the evening off and spoke about the importance of languages and how much the Georgia program has grown. Then Renfroe and elementary students revealed their Spanish skills by singing.
The high school Latin, French, and German students followed, and delivered a weather forecast on each other’s country. This was linked to the Spanish presentation through Lauren Henderson, who takes both German and Spanish. The Spanish students had a separate presentation including music and dance. “It was really cool to hear such an emphasis placed on languages,” French III student, Eron Smith said.