We’re excited about the next step in this HC Spanish Immersion adventure—using our Spanish skills to build bridges out into other communities.
Maybe you know this already, like the Rose Park Spanish Immersion kindergartners do, but if you go into any Mexican panaderia in Holland— or Mexico, for that matter—and try the puerquitos, or small pig-shaped breads, they taste more like gingerbread than sweet. If you try the conchas, or shell-shaped breads, they’re sweeter on the outside and cinnamony on the inside. And the galletas, or pastel colored cookies? They’re kind of crumbly, but melt-in your mouth yummy.
It’s just our second school year with elementary Spanish Immersion classes, and we’re thrilled at all the transformations, both in the kids themselves and in our school community. The 1st graders were amazingly fluent in Spanish by the end of kindergarten last year, yet able to test at national averages in English. We’ve got teachers who are talented, vibrant, engaging—and even other non Spanish Immersion Rose Park students gape in the halls, impressed. Plus we’ve got greater diversity growing in our student body at Rose Park. So now we’re excited about the next step in this Holland Christian Spanish Immersion adventure—using our Spanish skills to build bridges out into other communities.