TCMS Students Participate in Rochester Oktoberschulfest
About 50 Twelve Corners Middle School German students attended the Rochester Oktoberschulfest at Spry Middle School in October. The German-themed event had over 200 participants from throughout the Rochester area. The event featured fun-filled, interactive, German cultural immersion. This year’s theme was 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Students learned German folk dances with the Bayern Verein Alpengrün, a local German-heritage group; examined the lives and cultures of both sides of the Berlin Wall; found out about East and West German specialties and ate Spaghettieis (ice cream sundaes that look like a bowl of spaghetti); discovered a variety of East and West German musicians through the years; starred in a German Escape role play; designed and pressed a slogan button in German while learning about the Peaceful Revolution; and ate great German sausages and sauerkraut from Swan’s Meat Market for lunch. German teacher MaryAnn Walter accompanied students on the trip.