Head Start Celebrates Culture Night

Head Start Celebrates Culture Night

ROCK SPRINGS — On Friday, May 5th SWCSD#1 Head Start celebrated the world’s cultures through a fun family event. Culture Night highlights the strength of sharing differences and recognizing similarities.

Jace Jackman and the Sashay Partners square dancers performed two numbers that are classic with the western United States.  Leinatae and Liahona Fonua shared a Tahi dance from the Pacific Islands.  Jose Sebastian Rodriguez Ruelas showed remarkable skill with a lasso in his “Charrito con su Lazo,” and Kathrine Lozoya and Kaylie Delgadillo performed a number of beautiful Mexican songs.

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At each booth, visitors learned a little about the county, tasted a traditional recipe, and received a stamp for their “passport.”  The Rock Springs Library also supplied a list of books available for check out to help our students and their families find out more about these and other cultures. A library card is like a passport as well and allows us to experience the world without leaving Sweetwater County.

Head Start is a free preschool for low-income families.  Besides being a preschool, Head Start is also a family services program that helps families with their needs, goals, and interests.  Head Start has classes in both Rock Springs and Green River and is currently taking applications for the upcoming school year.