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Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Last week, staff, students and parents at McCormick Middle School celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, by crafting their ofrenda, or altar. While COVID-19 protocols didn’t allow for the normal Dia de los Muertos celebration this year, staff at MMS maintained tradition by crafting the school’s altar. Helping were many McCormick MS students who crafted small, personal altars that honored their loved ones who had passed. Parents also played a key role in crafting at home many of the large flowers on the ofrenda, which were donated to the school. During our visit, McCormick MS Library Technician Patricia Soriano dressed as La Catrina, an essential figure synonymous with Dia de los Muertos.

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