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Diversity Festival & Friendship Night Recognized As Exemplary Programs

Group Pic: Dr. Renaut, Dr. Cugliari, Kristen King, Amanda Grant, Joseph Intrieri   Group Pic: Dr. Renaut, Kathy Eshbach, Nadia Schildt, Jon Weaver
(Dr. Renaut, Dr. Cugliari, Kristen King, Amanda Grant, Joseph Intrieri)      (Dr. Renaut, Kathy Eshbach, Nadia Schildt, Jon Weaver)


This spring, two Spring Grove Area School District (SGASD) programs were recognized by the Shippensburg University School Study Council (SUSSC) as being Exemplary Programs. The SUSSC Exemplary Program honors projects that have outstanding curriculum innovation. This year, the SGASD Diversity Festival and Spring Grove Elementary Friendship Night were nominated and chosen as Exemplary Programs. 

District staff from each project attended the 2019 Exemplary Program Presentations & Recognition Lunch at Shippensburg University. Staff from the High School and Spring Grove Elementary organized tables to display information about the innovative programs and presented to the fellow school districts.

Thank you to Kathy Eshbach and Joseph Intrieri for leading these great programs that highlight inclusiveness, celebrate culture, and bring the Spring Grove community together.

Table with items from the Diversity Festival    Table with items from SGE Friendship Night


About the SGASD Diversity Festival
Approximately 1,300 people attend the Diversity Festival that encourages the community to embrace, share, and celebrate diversity. Visitors explore different cultural and community organization tables, cultural art from the elementary and intermediate schools is on display, and a variety of cultural food is available to sample. The event also features a keynote speaker and live performances. 

2019 Diversity Festival Video


About the SGE Friendship Night
The Friendship Meal is a multicultural celebration that features a potluck dinner and fun activities. Children participate in stations that celebrate the wonderful cultures of our students.

2019 SGE Friendship Night Video