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Pioneer Valley High School - Las Posadas - Cultural Event
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Tuesday, December 07, 2021
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SANTA MARIA JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

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December 2, 2021


A group of diverse students from various clubs and organizations at Pioneer Valley High School have come together to put on a cultural event called “Las Posadas” for the community that will get everyone into the spirit of the season.


The celebration will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the campus on Saturday, December 4. All activities are offered by donation only and will go toward a scholarship fund for students of migrant workers.


It will feature the marching band leading a mini parade, student performers, a student art exhibit reflecting on cultural identity, arts and crafts, a photo booth, an obstacle course, piñatas, aguinaldos (goodie bags) and more. A costume contest is planned for the best Mary, Joseph, Shepard, and Angel. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their own idea of Christmas finery. There will also be traditional Mexican food while supplies last.


"We need more cultural events like this where we can bring our families on campus because it makes everyone feel more connected to the school,’’ said senior Fernanda Quintero. “Most of all, we want kids to connect to their heritage and be proud of who they are."


"Our last event for Dia de los Muertos was so much fun because we had students from so many different groups supporting our efforts, including the NAMI club, the Black Student Union, the Asian Pacific Club and the GSA,’’ said sophomore Julissa Ruiz. “We wanted to plan another one and keep the momentum going because we think it will have a positive impact with our parents and younger siblings."


Teacher Roxanna Maldonado added, “It’s sure to be fun for the whole family.”

SMJUHSD Media Contact: Public Information Officer Kenny Klein
805-709-1454 or kklein@smjuhsd.org


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