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Collage of paper tombstone project, s girl decorating a cookie, and a group of boys holding a dessert

El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday observed primarily on November 1st and 2nd every year in celebration of the lives of the deceased. As a part of Spanish classes at Southwood, each class is given themed projects centered around El Día de los Muertos in addition to regular class assignments leading up to the Friday of the week of the holiday, which is typically the day of class fiestas.

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Students passing out candy at a trunk-or-treat event

The Southwood Trunk-or-Treat has developed into a highly anticipated annual event after being established in 2022. Hundreds of children and their families attend the event, where they are treated to candy, games, and a fun atmosphere which unites the community.

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