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    debbiejong

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    Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Mon May 10, 2010 11:24 pm

    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. The week-long event included after school seminars and guest performances, among other highlights, and was organized by the Diversity Committee consisting of several teachers, students, and administrators.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," _____ teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman said. Last year's Diversity Week was extremely successful, and she hopes to build upon that excitement this time around. The student interest and enthusiasm led to the overall success of the week of cultural activities and immersion.

    On Tuesday, May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dances performed in the ___ Gym during second and fourth period, showcasing their talent through their sacred dance. [more details to come]

    Throughout the week, various student groups and clubs performed during lunch. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and covered a broad spectrum of topics: Japanese Culture, Lesbian and Gays, Apache Culture, Sex Trafficking, French Culture, Dream Catchers, Peace, Chinese Culture, Deaf History and Culture, Interracial Dating, Women Around the World, and Indian Culture.

    "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day." Ms. Ackerman declared.

    [more details to come when it actually happens]

    ashleychi

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  ashleychi on Sun May 16, 2010 10:54 am

    EDIT 1

    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. The week-long event included after school seminars and guest performances, among other highlights, and was organized by the Diversity Committee consisting of several teachers, students, and administrators.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," _____ teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman said. Last year's Diversity Week was extremely successful, and she hopes to build upon that excitement this time around. The student interest and enthusiasm led to the overall success of the week of cultural activities and immersion.

    On Tuesday, May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dances performed in the ___ Gym during second and fourth period, showcasing their talent through their sacred dance. [more details to come]

    Throughout the week, various student groups and clubs performed during lunch. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and covered a broad spectrum of topics: Japanese Culture, Lesbian and Gays, Apache Culture, Sex Trafficking, French Culture, Dream Catchers, Peace, Chinese Culture, Deaf History and Culture, Interracial Dating, Women Around the World, and Indian Culture.

    "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day." Ms. Ackerman declared.

    no editing necessary Smile

    debbiejong

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Mon May 17, 2010 12:23 pm

    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. The week-long event included after school seminars and guest performances, among other highlights, and was organized by the Diversity Committee consisting of several teachers, students, and administrators.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," History teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman said. Last year's Diversity Week was extremely successful, and she hopes to build upon that excitement this time around. The student interest and enthusiasm led to the overall success of the week of cultural activities and immersion.

    On Tuesday, May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dances performed in the North Gym during second and fourth period, showcasing their talent through their sacred dance. [more details to come]

    Throughout the week, various student groups and clubs performed at the Rally Court (?) during lunch. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and covered a broad spectrum of topics: Japanese Culture, Lesbian and Gays, Apache Culture, Sex Trafficking, French Culture, Dream Catchers, Peace, Chinese Culture, Deaf History and Culture, Interracial Dating, Women Around the World, and Indian Culture.

    "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day." Ms. Ackerman declared.

    [more will be added after the event actually happens!]

    nancyxiao

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  nancyxiao on Tue May 18, 2010 10:38 pm

    hi Debbie!

    You're awesome. Also, please have this finished by Thursday night (or before period 2 on Friday)! Thank you

    debbiejong

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Wed May 19, 2010 12:50 am

    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. The week-long event included after school seminars and guest performances, among other highlights, and was organized by the Diversity Committee consisting of several teachers, students, and administrators.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," History teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman said. Last year's Diversity Week was extremely successful, and she hopes to build upon that excitement this time around. The student interest and enthusiasm led to the overall success of the week of cultural activities and immersion.

    On Tuesday, May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dances performed in the North Gym during second and fourth period, sharing their culture with AHS through their sacred dance.

    Throughout the week, AHS cultural clubs performed at the Rally Court during lunch, with a special performance from a professional Aztec Dance Troop on May 20. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and covered a broad spectrum of topics: Japanese Culture, Lesbian and Gays, Apache Culture, Sex Trafficking, French Culture, Dream Catchers, Peace, Chinese Culture, Deaf History and Culture, Interracial Dating, Women Around the World, and Indian Culture.

    "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day." Ms. Ackerman declared.

    [still waiting on quotes from people </3]

    debbiejong

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Fri May 21, 2010 11:29 am

    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. The week-long event included after school seminars and guest performances, among other highlights, and was organized by the Diversity Committee consisting of several teachers, students, and administrators.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," History teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman said. Last year's Diversity Week was extremely successful, and she hopes to build upon that excitement this time around. The student interest and enthusiasm led to the overall success of the week of cultural activities and immersion.

    On Tuesday, May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dancers performed in the North Gym during second and fourth period, sharing their culture with AHS through their sacred dance.

    Throughout the week, AHS cultural clubs performed at the Rally Court during lunch, with a special performance from a professional Aztec Dance Troop on May 20. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and covered a broad spectrum of topics: Japanese Culture, Lesbian and Gays, Apache Culture, Sex Trafficking, French Culture, Dream Catchers, Peace, Chinese Culture, Deaf History and Culture, Interracial Dating, Women Around the World, and Indian Culture.

    "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day." Ms. Ackerman declared.

    info from Ms. Ackerman: (will organize this asap!! Very Happy)
    -Mr. Finn housed all the junior high students (the crown dancers) and the adults. "My house is their house."
    -"I'm proud of the Arizona and AHS Apaches." stop their world going into someone else's.
    -so much more to learn about Apache culture. We hope to continue the relationship. student exchange?
    -important for them to keep their culture. same as many students here to keep their heritage alive
    -instill in them a pride of [their] culture, retain it and pass it on. that's why crown dance so important
    -Diversity Week opened the door outside textbooks. experience other cultures and issues in the world and what students can do to help those less fortunate. show an appreciation of diversity in culture and way of life.

    nancyxiao

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  nancyxiao on Mon May 24, 2010 12:14 am

    Debbie! Hey!

    can you please finish this really really soon? page finals are due tomorow! Thank you!!

    debbiejong

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Mon May 24, 2010 12:22 am

    of course! but two important people (vannasdall and schreiner)still haven't given me their quotes...even though they said they would asap D: I guess I'll just finish the article without their input then?

    debbiejong

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    Re: Diversity Week

    Post  debbiejong on Mon May 24, 2010 12:47 am

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    Diversity Week: "Unity through Diversity"

    From May 17 to May 21, AHS students and faculty alike partook in the second annual Diversity Week across campus. This week-long event, organized by the Diversity Committee, included after school seminars and special guest performances. Throughout the week, AHS cultural clubs performed at the Rally Court during lunch, with a special performance from a professional Aztec Dance Troop on May 20. After school seminars lasted from about 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and covered a broad spectrum of topics.

    "Through Diversity Week, we hope to introduce teachers and students to a variety of different cultures and lifestyles," History teacher Ms. Jeannie Ackerman stated. Last year's Diversity Week was very successful, and she hoped to build upon that excitement this time around.

    On May 18, the White Mountain Apaches Crown Dancers performed in the North Gym during second and fourth period, sharing their culture with AHS through their sacred dance. The dancers selected certain students in the audience to dance with them—a great honor that the chosen students accepted. “It was important for us be able to host the Crown Dancers, an opportunity to return the same hospitality that they have shown us for the past ten years,” Principal Mr. David Vannasdall explained. “We can learn much from the culture and traditions of the Apaches,” he added. All in all, the visit was a great success and he hopes to continue these Apache exchanges in the future.

    Behind the scenes, Mr. Ed Schreiner and the Student Council Apache Commission (SCAC) have been working tirelessly to continue building the strong relationship between AHS and the White Mountain Apache Tribe. “The Crown Dancer visit was beyond my expectations,” Mr. Schreiner said. “Our AHS Apaches were respectful, attentive, and welcoming to the apaches from the White Mountains.” Mr. Schreiner believes that recognizing diversity in humanity is important because it “gives us a chance to understand and accept individuals for who they are,” opening paths of communication and friendship for all humans, everywhere. He expressed the hope that AHS will reciprocate in kind by sending our own student groups to the White Mountain Apache reservation.

    “Diversity Week opened the doors outside textbooks and let us experience other cultures and issues in the world,” Ms. Ackerman commented. "Diversity Week shouldn't be just one week of the year. We should appreciate other people's cultures and uniqueness every day of the year.”

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