NEWS RELEASE
Galena
Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com
 



April 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIMARRON ELEMENTARY THIRD GRADE STUDENTS TURN CAMPUS INTO LIVING WAX MUSEUM



           Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Cleopatra, Coretta Scott King, Sam Houston, Harriet Tubman, Pocahontas, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jordan were just a few of the dozens of famous figures recently seen walking the halls of Cimarron Elementary as the campus created a living wax museum for the day.        
            Third grade students at Cimarron Elementary took a trip back in time to learn about history and have fun at the same time as they researched biographical information on dozens of historical figures in preparation for the March 9 event. Eighty-two students participated in the activity in which they chose a historical figure not only to research, but to dress like for a day.
            On the day of the presentations each student stood in the third grade hallways, dressed in costume, and answered questions from classmates, parents and campus visitors. Each student had a button on the floor in front of them that had to be pressed by someone wanting information. Students with a gold button in front of them responded to questions in English while those with green buttons in front of them responded in Spanish.
            Students were extremely creative in their costuming as many were complete with wigs, makeup, full costumes and props to enhance the learning environment.


Patton – (l-r), Mark Davis (dressed as the Red Baron), Andres Martinez (Michael Jordan) and John Zamora (General George Patton) stand prepared to answer questions during Cimarron’s living wax museum activity.


P ocahontas – (right) Gabriela Gomez (Pocahontas) and Carla Granados (Jennifer Lopez) enjoy the activity on March 9.


Monroe – Luke Kee (who is dressed at James Monroe on the right) answers questions from Emily Perez, a second-grade student. Kee is actually related to James Monroe.


Sam Houston – Nancy Calles (dressed as Susan B. Anthony – left) joins Jonathan Becerra (dressed as Sam Houston).