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TCMS Students Participate in Rochester Oktoberschulfest

Students at the festival 2019

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.