This week, Red Cluster students took their study of identity out of their classrooms and into the North Building Cafeteria for a very special Identity Showcase.
As part of their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work, students have been exploring the concept of “identity” by discussing different aspects that make up a person, such as faith or beliefs, family structure, gender expression, skin color, and interests.
To show what they learned, each student created a puzzle of six different pieces to represent themselves. Once complete, the puzzles were placed in the North Building Cafeteria for the Red Cluster Identity Showcase. Red Cluster students and teachers, as well as Gaynor administrators, staff, and specialists, spent time learning about how their classmates identify their most important characteristics. Students also brought worksheets that asked them to find characteristics that were similar to theirs, different from theirs, and characteristics they wanted to learn more about. Each of the puzzles included QR codes that could be scanned with a tablet to see a photo of the student who created the puzzle!