Each year, Murphy Middle School celebrates its diverse student body through themed displays and activities culminating in a Multicultural Day assembly intended to highlight all the wonderful ways we are unique.
In 2019, students were encouraged to wear clothing that represented their native country or that of any country they'd like to visit. The cafeteria offered a selection of international cuisine, and each day the students were challenged with trivia questions relating to the ideas and customs of different ethnicities. There was even an essay contest for students that wanted to express what diversity meant to them for a chance to win a prize.
On the last day of this fun-filled week, the entire student body attended an assembly that showcased performances by their peers. There were dancers and singers representing India, Vietnam, and Mexico, a French step team, and student models in a variety of authentic fashion. MMS was also excited to welcome the Blue Bonnets Highland Dancers of North Texas. This talented group of young people introduced our students to the skilled art of Highland Fling and Sword Dancing.
For the finale, the Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble got the crowd involved with call and response chants and a lively dance routine that had everyone on their feet.
Embracing our cultural differences helps to create an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for all individuals both in and out the classroom. We look forward to continuing this amazing tradition in 2020!
For more information about volunteering or participating in MMS' 2021 Multicultural Day, contact Richonda Hunte at email@example.com.