Spanish Language Day Celebrations

Spanish Language Day Celebrations
Posted on 04/27/2022
 On April 22, Koontz Intermediate students and staff spent the day celebrating the Spanish language, it’s heritage, and the various countries from around the world who speak it in a lively celebration.By Hann Henson
BCS Communications Department

On April 22, Koontz Intermediate students and staff spent the day celebrating the Spanish language, it’s heritage, and the various countries from around the world who speak it in a lively celebration. There were presentations inside with Spanish teacher Edeifilia Tejada, clad in a bright dress of her home country of Colombia. Outside was singing, dancing, and traditional Hispanic food. Students manned booths representing various Spanish-speaking countries from around the world - Mexico, Colombia, El Slavador, Peru, Paraguay, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and more. Students enjoyed home-made Chicharrones De Harina (Mexican Pinwheel chips), and students danced the Macarena, some clad in Ponchos or traditional-styled dresses.

“They’re learning about the culture and about the language,” said Ms. Tejada. “And they’re excited and having a great time. We need to learn about our cultures and be proud of them. It’s like I’m telling the kids - learning a language is not just about saying words, it’s about the whole culture.”

The students from the dual-language immersion program, Spanish-language classes, and those who speak Spanish at home, were excited to share the language and culture with their fellow students, said Ms. Tejada.

“It’s super important that the community knows that here at BCS, we teach Spanish, and we also have a large community who speak Spanish,” said Eduardo Hernandez, Dual Language teacher. “If you’re planning on coming to study dual-language, you are welcome here at Koontz.”