Annual Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration (April 2013)

Diversity Celebration: 2013 Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration           

The Mission of the Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration is to promote student achievement by 'continuing to build a culturally responsive learning community through creative educational initiatives that enhance and showcase the cultural competence of all staff, students, and the community-at-large.'


Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration

Staff  members are invited to volunteer with the annual Honoring Cultures Diversity  Celebration, which takes place April 18 -21, 2013 during the Puyallup  Spring Fair.  A “free” ticket will be provided to volunteer to gain  entrance.  To apply, download and complete the adult volunteer form in PDF  format or Microsoft Word format. 

Students  in graded 9 – 12 are invited to volunteer with the annual Honoring Cultures  Diversity Celebration on the event day, Saturday, April 20 during the  Puyallup Spring Fair.  In addition to receiving a “free” ticket to gain  entrance, students are eligible to receive community service hours.  To  apply, download and complete the student volunteer from in PDF or Microsoft  Word format.         


Opening ceremony: Chief Leschi and the Canoe Family: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing ceremony: Asia Pacific Cultural Center, featuring Samoa dancers and a farewell song: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Press Release:


Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration Marks Tenth Year, April 18-21, 2013


The Puyallup School District's annual Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration will highlight cultural awareness through artwork, essays, poems, read-alouds, and student presentations and performances. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are expected to participate in the event, which will be held at this year's Spring Fair, in the South Foyer and Pioneer Rooms at the Showplex Exhibition and Conference Center of the Puyallup Fair & Events Center in downtown Puyallup. The celebration is sponsored by the district's Office of Equity and Achievement.

Throughout the Fair, taking place from  April 18 through  April 21, student artwork, essays, poems, and other student work based on culturally relevant curriculum and projects will be on display throughout the days of the Spring Fair. This combined display is a showcase resulting from the district’s continuing efforts to honor the cultures of all our students and staff through curriculum, read-alouds, art projects, student presentations and performances.

The Spring Fair provides the perfect setting for families to come and share in this event. Although the displays will be open to the public on all the days of the fair, the big day for Puyallup families who want to see the exhibition will be 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, April 20. Students will discuss their work and reflect on their learning regarding diversity and honoring cultures with visitors to the fair. There will also be special performances from district music programs, dance groups, and individual performances on two stages.       


For more information

For more information about the Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration, or to volunteer to help with the event, contact the Office of Equity and Achievement, (253) 840-8966. The Office of Equity and Achievement anticipates another exciting and successful cultural