SJPDS was engaged in Distance Learning for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

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World Fest Assembly

Thank you to the PA for sponsoring our first World Fest Assembly of the Month: The Roots of Rock and Rap Lyrics in Acoustic Delta Blues with Curtis Blues.
The program was designed to help students understand how American blues music evolved into present day rock, country, hip hop, and rap music. During this interactive program, the original American music of the 1920s and 30s came alive for students as they pretended to chop wood to the work song beat of the blues. Curtis performed as a one-man band by playing drums, harmonica, vintage resonator guitars, the one-string bow and the homemade box guitar to bring the blues era alive for students. A discussion about song lyrics helped our students understand how word choices can make their own writing more interesting and fun to read. Thank you to the Parents’ Association for this engaging and informative assembly!
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