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Monday, October 10, 2022
Denison High School juniors bringing history to life at Washington Park
Denison High School juniors are hosting the annual Rendezvous at Washington Park on Friday, October 14th.
Social Sciences Instructor David Houston says he and English teacher Nancy Vogesser co-teach the junior class. Houston says 36 groups of students will perform skits that bring famous people of America’s westward expansion to life.
“The kids research these characters as if they’re going to write a research paper but instead they’re going to perform it for the area fifth graders. They’re going to bring these characters together and try to bring them to life. The kids will perform twice each hour. There will always be an act going on because there’s six different trails,” said Houston.
He says this is unique chance for people to see their public school tax dollars at work.
“It incorporates so many things that we’re looking for our kids to do. They have to do the research process. They have to get together with classmates. Working as part of a group, working as a team, communicating, and then they have to go and present to an audience. I love the fact that our public can see. Schools take a lot of money and I want the public to see some of the things that we’re doing,” said Houston.
He says the hour-long tour schedules includes start times of 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. but people are also welcome to just wander through the event.
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