Welcoming the Year of the Tiger at GDS

Danny Stock

GDS celebrated the Lunar New Year with a week of festivities across campus. Though there were no fireworks, there was a veritable explosion of brightly decorated tigers as well as plenty of loud, joyful voices. 

High School students studying Chinese performed three songs in the Forum, practiced calligraphy for new year’s decorations, and participated in the decoration of the library with faculty and staff. They also decorated wooden tiger ornaments carved in our High School maker space. 

Ornaments were also shared to students studying Chinese in Lower/Middle School, who decorated them with red paint and golden glitter. Those students made paper-cut crafts in honor of the year of the tiger and attended the Lunar New Year assemblies. The Lower School assembly featured storytelling from students who celebrate the new year with their families as well as a live, virtual lion dance. In art classes, students designed mixed-media collage tigers for display throughout the LMS building. Finally, the Asian American Pacific Islander parent affinity group generously hosted a live dumpling-making Zoom for families—download the flyer for the recipe.

Happy new year to all who celebrated!

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