The Islip School District celebrated the community’s diversity at the annual Multicultural Night on March 15, a special event featuring cultural performances, various art displays, music and languages. Divided into two parts, the evening included readings from students and demonstrations of various cultural dances such as the Italian tarantella and Irish step dancing in the Islip High School auditorium. Following these presentations, attendees visited the school’s cafeteria, where they had the opportunity to interact with students and parents who displayed clothing, artifacts and other elements of their respective cultures, as well as participate in numerous activities including face painting and calligraphy.
“Tonight’s program is extensive, it is exciting, and it shows why it’s so important to embrace our diversity and celebrate all of the different cultures, heritages and languages that make up the Islip School District,” Superintendent Dr. Dennis P. O’Hara said.
“We are proud that Islip has 14 different languages and many cultures within our district,” said Rabia Hirji, Islip’s coordinator of ENL and world languages. “Our students have been learning about various holidays and cultures around the world from multicultural clubs in all our schools, and are very excited and proud to share what they have learned and to showcase all the beautiful displays they created.”
Date Added: 4/6/2023