Let’s Taco ‘Bout Taco Night

Erica Hurst, Writer

Literacy, math, science, health, and… tacos?  Thursday, November 14 was the first-annual Let’s Taco ‘Bout It night, home to all kinds of education and food galore.  The Junior High hallway was adorned with bright decorations and student projects that covered from floor to ceiling. There was even a taco-themed Christmas tree on display in the lobby of the High School.  Junior High students made scrumptious projects that were centered around the food and tied them in with their different classes. Science classes traced the energy cycle of lettuce, tomatoes, and other ingredients, math classes made scale replicas of taco trucks, literacy classes wrote heartfelt poems, and so much more!


Let’s Taco ‘Bout It was a smash success in the Junior High.  Due to the positive reception, the school has decided to do more in the future.


Organizers Nancy Spencer and Katherine Wren have been planning the event for a long time.


“Mrs. Wren and I started talking about it way back in the summer.  We knew we wanted to do some sort of night where students could show off all their work.  We had no idea that it would get so big or grow to incorporate nearly every subject on the Jr. High hallway.  It was a lot of fun! I can’t wait to do it again!” said Spencer.


A night as truly special as this one could not have been pulled together by one person, though.  It took countless people to actually get all of the homemade decorations and projects perfected. Mrs. Sarah Wattigney was one such person.


“I believe Let’s Taco ‘Bout It family night was a huge success.  The faculty was excited to create cross-curricular activities that were fun and engaging for students.  The students enjoyed bringing their family’s into the school to show-off their hard work and creativity.  My 7th grade math classes created Taco Truck Scaled Replicas. They were given detailed instructions and a drawing of a taco truck that included a scale.  The students had to use this scale to measure and create their 3-D taco truck replica,” Wattigney said.


Mrs. Carol Hamrick and her art students contributed taco-themed decorations to the event.


The night could not have gone any better.  It ended with a parent and student raffle, and everyone’s stomachs and hearts filled to the brim.