What is Spanish Club?
The Spanish club at Freedom High School is a group of about 100 High School students that celebrates different Hispanic holidays, takes cultural trips, and participates in community service activities. We also give out 2 scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning on taking Spanish in college. Our goals are to introduce students to other cultures, help within our local and global communities, and have fun!
What are the celebrations?
Spanish Club celebrates el día de los muertos (the Day of the Dead), el día de los reyes magos (3 King's Day), and cinco de mayo. We celebrate Christmas by singing Christmas Carols in Spanish throughout the school. There is also a poster contest for foreign language week, and a scavenger hunt in early spring to break up the monotony of the winter months.
What cultural trips are taken?
When the calendar permits, we take students down to the Holiday Folk Fair in Milwaukee where students enjoy food, music and crafts from cultures around the world. The juniors and seniors also take a trip, usually to Madison or Milwaukee every year. In the previous years we have gone to Flamenco performances, Ballet Folklorico performances, an art exhibit and a musical performance from the Miami based band, Tiempo Libre. This year we traveled to Madison for World Cinema Day and watched the movie Fermat's room (La habitación de Fermat).
What community service activities is the club involved in?
In the past, the FHS Spanish Club has held drives to raise items for the area shelters and in recent years has worked with Project Saving Grace by helping with the caring tree around the holiday season.
What else does Spanish Club do?
The Spanish Club also helps out the Spanish Department by buying games, equipment and by offsetting the cost of buses for cultural performances.