Uniting to Celebrate Culture and Caring at Commack Middle School
Fostering Global Ambassadors at Commack Middle School
Commack Middle School, Long Island’s first and largest Middle-Level International Baccalaureate World School, demonstrated its dedication to holistic education, global mindedness, service, and community spirit when it hosted its tenth annual International Culture and Cuisine Night on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Hundreds of students and their families gathered to celebrate culture and learning, through myriad activities led by representatives from several departments, including World Languages, math, social studies, art, and music. Through games, demonstrations, food sampling, and musical performances, attendees discovered the history, language, geography, and traditions of our neighbors throughout the world.
Members of the Global Citizens elective class promoted the United Nations Global Goals – 17 goals developed to put an end to poverty, to protect the planet, and to ensure prosperity for all, as part of a the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda. Each of the Global Goals has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.” For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like us,” said World Language Coordinator LauraAnne Weiss.
Students shared several of the important Global Goals identified by the United Nations, such as: Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and No Hunger. Student spokespersons at each exhibit described specific issues outlined in the Global Goals, then shared creative solutions to support sustainable development of our planet. http://www.globalgoals.org/
This year’s event also highlighted a dedication to supporting others in need, and through the generous contributions of our community participants, $1,500 was collected and donated to two worthy organizations that support wellness and conservation around the world, Conservation International http://www.conservation.org, and Mary’s Meals https://www.marysmealsusa.org/.
Photos Courtesy of Commack School District