Spanish 2 students making Pan de Muertos in preparation for "Día de los Muertos," a Mexican holiday in which the souls of the dead are welcomed back to earth with flowers, foods, music, and special decorations. One popular snack, available only at this time of year, is this sweet yeast bread, shaped into a circle (braided) with "bones" criss crossed over the top to represent the "calacas" or skeletons so visible this time of year.
The Arenac Eastern Spanish Club is open to anyone who has taken one year of Spanish (or more). It is primarily a social club which attempts to expose the students to various aspects of Spanish Culture.
Each year the club “adopts” a child in a Spanish Speaking Country through Childreach International (a nonprofit organization that combines sponsor dollars to help needy children and their families become independent, fully functioning members of their communities). Spanish students have an opportunity to write to our child, and we’ll be forwarding pictures of our school and some of the club members to him soon. The cost to the club is approximately $300.00 for the year of sponsorship. Students earn the money to support him by various fundraising activities.
Club members take various trips throughout the year, including (but not limited to) outings to restaurants featuring authentic Hispanic food, (Tawas has a new Mexican Restaurant Los Cuatro Amigos…yum!) movies, plays performed by professional touring companies, foreign language days at Central Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University, and Cultural Awareness Nights in our area.
In past years, Spanish Club students have traveled to Costa Rica and Spain with neighboring Tawas Area Schools’ Spanish Club. For more information, please contact advisor Barb Hunter at email@example.com