Diversity Day has become a cherished tradition at GISNY; a special day of activities that include our entire school community.
This past February, lower and upper school students joined together to learn the French/Belgian folk dance, The Chimes of Dunkirk. To take a look at the dance, in a video produced by lower school teachers Ms. Nadine Morgan and Ms. Lisa Schmitt, click here.
Diversity Day, which started three years ago, is organized by a group of teachers from across GISNY, who have a common goal: to bring our diverse community together. ““We are all of different backgrounds, but we are all the same,” says Ms. Eva Dell, who teaches in the upper school and helps organize the event.
After three successful celebrations, Ms. Morgan, who leads the effort, would now like to see students help generate ideas for next year.
Diversity Day takes place every year during the week of Martin Luther King Day in mid-January. It takes a group of teachers several weeks to plan the day, says Ms. Morgan. An important aspect of the program involves all of the regular classroom teachers bringing topics relating to diversity into their lessons.
Mrs. Morgan feels that Diversity Day is very important, because it shows you that you can be part of a community and have fun together.