Cibolo Valley Elementary School held its inaugural Calaveras poetry contest on November 2nd, as students in the campus dual language program wrote compositions in observance of Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, or All Souls’ Day). Over 30 poems were submitted, with the top three poets were honored with books, wood art and tokens of appreciation from the campus PTC. Carina Galvan took top honors in the contest, with Genevieve Montoya in second place and Mayela Maldonado finishing in third place. The event was under the direction of Hidie Cabral, Pre-K bilingual teacher at Cibolo Valley.
Calaveras means “skull” in Spanish, and refers to a kind of poem written and published around the season. Students also paid homage to their departed loved ones with an altar, filled with photos and decorative trinkets in bright, vivid colors. Cibolo Valley Elementary School is one of three dual language campuses in SCUC ISD, joining Schertz Elementary School and Wilder Intermediate School.