The Foreign Language Department at Shaker Junior High School hosted its 6th Annual International Potluck Dinner in April. The popular event concluded a month-long celebration of Foreign Language appreciation within the school.
More than 220 guests attended, including 7th and 8th grade students, their families, Junior High foreign language teachers, and other faculty and staff members. A musical performance courtesy of the Chamber Strings Orchestra under the supervision of Junior High music teacher Desiree Burke added a special ambiance to the dinner.
Guests feasted on an array of appetizers, main courses and desserts showcasing the various cultures that make up the evolving North Colonie school district. Guests indulged on pakodas from India, dumplings from China, puri from Bangladesh, beignets from France and Chicken biryani from Kashmiri, to name just a few of the dishes that were served.
The Junior High’s foreign language department staff thanks everyone who participated in the delicious celebration of cultural diversity, especially all the families who took time from their busy schedules to prepare and share the wonderful foods.