Posted Date: 11/05/2018
Veterans Memorial Elementary School (VMES), celebrated Día de Los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The Latin American holiday honors the dead with lively celebrations aimed at remembering deceased family members. A decorative and striking altar located in the VMES foyer was the centerpiece of a program that included presentations by Dual Language kinder and first-grade students.
The celebration also encompassed songs performed by the VMES honors choir and Sugar Bears faculty. Among the guests at the event were VMES parents, grandparents, David Gonzalez, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and UISD administrators. “I want to thank my assistant principals and dual language teachers for bringing together a program that teaches our students about a deeply meaningful facet of our culture. I also wish to thank all of our VMES parents who contribute so much to the education of our students,” said Principal Luz Ramirez.