Joan Mac Queen Middle School Students Perform Old Town San Diego

December 5, 2011

Students from Alpine’s Joan Mac Queen Middle School are scheduled to perform a special Spanish-themed Christmas show on the Fiesta de Reyes stage on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.

In addition, the students will be singing from the balcony of the newly remodeled Cosmopolitan Hotel during the traditional Las Posadas celebration in Old Town plaza on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.

“The students are truly multitalented young people who represent the spirit of the multicultural 21st century learner,” says Principal Katy Andersen. “They are very excited to show the public what they have been working on this year.”

The seventh and eighth grade students are in a first-year Spanish class as part of their Alpine School District pilot program called STEM, an acronym for Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics.

The students are studying Spanish in order to begin cooperative Internet-based projects with students in South America this spring. The foreign students are learning English and both groups will be working on the same project, practicing both languages while learning about science, math, engineering, history, communication and technology.

Admission to the concert is free. Fiesta de Reyes is located at Juan and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station. In addition to the Casa de Reyes restaurant and Barra Barra Saloon, the plaza boasts 19 specialty stores.  For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit


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