Long Beach Middle School celebrates world cultures


Long Beach Middle School recently hosted its first World Language Culture Night with several languages showcased, including French, Hebrew, Italian, Jamaican and Spanish. As families entered, they pinned their family roots on a world map and viewed the student language displays. 

Throughout the social hour, many brought a favorite dish and were excited to share their family recipe with the group. As families, faculty and students enjoyed dinner together, Long Beach Italian teacher Gina Scafidi delivered a speech about unity. The program’s social hour was filled with laughter, smiles, games, prizes and face painting.

After dinner, guests were invited to travel through the designated decorated hallway with their passport, visiting each “classroom country” to have their passports stamped. Each classroom country hosted a cultural activity, such as games, crafts and dancing.