Honoring Cultures exhibit returns to the Spring Fair (April 16-19, 2009)
District students will once again celebrate cultural awareness through art during the Puyallup Spring Fair. The Honoring Cultures exhibit, set for April 16-19, will showcase student-created artwork, literature, and performances based on a theme of diversity.

The event takes place throughout the Spring Fair at the Showplex Exhibition and Conference Center. Students will be invited to discuss their work and read stories aloud between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Individual students and district groups will also perform music and dance between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A local band will follow on stage at 6 p.m.

For the past few years, the district has been using curriculum developed by the Respecting Ethnic And Cultural Heritage (REACH) Center. During the Fair exhibit, students will demonstrate what they have learned through the REACH Center and other programs in the district’s extensive multicultural curriculum.

The Honoring Cultures exhibit is a culmination of months of planning to ensure that schools are equitable in their approach to diversity, offer opportunities for grade level and schoolwide diversity programs, and align efforts to incorporate appreciation for diversity with the district’s K-12 multicultural curriculum, said Administrative Intern Andrea Dailey.