MARDI GRAS...FRENCH FOR FAT TUESDAY...REFERS TO THE LAST HURRAH BEFORE THE LENTON SEASON STARTS ON ASH WEDNEDAY.
STUDENTS AT LAKESHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNED HOW MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES INFLUENCED JAZZ MUSIC THROUGHOUT NEW ORLEANS.
ACTIVITES INCLUDED SINGING, AND DANCING, ALONG WITH SEVERAL SKITS....FROM BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ALIKE.
KIDS SANG AND DANCED TO EVERYTHING FROM CREOLE FOLK MUSIC, TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG.
Mary Sietz - "To a limited extent we limit their knowledge to what they know about Mardi Gras, but we have had a couple of parents comment on how excited their kids were about singing and dancing so it must be pretty exciting for them to."
OVER THREE-HUNDRED-FIFTY STUDENTS, K-5TH GRADE TOOK PART IN THE ACTIVITIES.