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Campanelli community celebrates Chinese New Year

Campanelli students, staff and families celebrated Chinese New Year in style Jan. 22 at Addams Junior High! Performances by the Campanelli Drum Club and Lion Dance Club, along with the Cheng Da Drum Team – a Chicago-based professional drum team with roots in Chinese percussion –kicked off the festivities to welcome the Year of the Rat. After enjoying a video highlighting New Year wishes from all students in the Chinese Immersion program, students and families explored activities and games such as Ping Pong, calligraphy, a chopstick challenge and Chinese Pitch-Pot, a traditional Chinese game that challenges the player to shoot the arrow into the pot. This year student volunteers from District 54’s junior high Chinese Immersion program at Addams ran the stations.