Cultural Understanding Announcements

Scholars' Academy prides itself on its diversity in every way.

When people from a multitude of backgrounds work, learn, and break bread together, understanding and respect for all are enhanced.

By learning more about cultural celebrations and historical nuances, we are able to celebrate our respective unique qualities as well as human commonalities.

As we deepen our cultural understanding and respect for one another, our appreciation for one another and humanity is enhanced.

This is the synergy of Scholars' Academy.

Sunday, September 23rd begins the Jewish holiday Sukkot, this holiday is celebrated until the evening of September 30th. Sukkah is the Hebrew word for ‘booth’ or ‘tabernacle’. Sukkots were the huts in which the Jewish people lived during their years in the desert after they left slavery in Egypt and before they arrived in the Promised Land (Israel). Sukkot begins two weeks after Rosh Hashanah and comes at the end of the High Holy days, which are the most serious days of the Jewish year.

On behalf of The Scholars Academy we hope all who celebrate this holiday enjoy.

There will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th in observance of Yom Kippur. This evening marks the beginning of Yom Kippur. This holiday is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and is a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance. It is celebrated at the end of the High Holy Days, which are the ten days after Rosh Hashanah. On behalf of The Scholars’ Academy, we hope all who celebrate this holiday enjoy.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. Enjoy to all who celebrate this month.

There is no school Monday 9/10 & Tuesday 9/11 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. RoshHashanah is "the head of the year" in Hebrew. The holiday begins the evening of September 9th and ends Tuesday evening, 9/11. Some Rosh Hashanah celebrants enjoy symbolic meals that may include apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet new year. Pomegranates also are used by some which symbolizes faithfulness due to their many seeds and in some traditions, a round challah sweet bread is eaten, which symbolize the circle of life. The common greeting for Rosh Hashanah is L’shanah tovah which is the hebrew way of saying Happy New Year. We wish all Scholars' Academy family and friends who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah a healthy and happy new year! Embrace and enjoy all of the things that matter most in life. We will see everyone back to school on Wednesday, September 12th.