Heritage Night brings families together
POLSON – Linderman Elementary School was packed on Thursday evening with more than 550 people celebrating Heritage Night.
Before the big night, students prepared a project to help them learn about their ancestors. They used that information to create a written project with illustrations to share with the public.
“We wanted them to learn about their culture, be proud of who they are, and then, share that with other students so that they could see the differences and similarities,” said Kristin Wilson, principal. “This helps students develop an appreciation for each other.”
She continued: “We have done a few family engagement nights throughout the year focused on different things in an effort to form a partnership with the school and families. We also want to get families into the school to see what the students are doing.”
During the event, the school’s After School Club and the school provided a spaghetti dinner. An art table was also set up for kids to design jewelry on a small piece of rawhide. Family portraits were taken at another station. And people walked through the halls to look at the reports the students worked on, which were displayed on the walls.
Akaylynn Santschi, 8, said she learned about her grandmother during her research project. “I learned a lot of stuff about my grandma,” she said. “I learned she lived in a lot of different states.”