LITHUANIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL
First Day of School
The school year starts yearly Saturday morning in school gathering place. First, M.Mazvydas LHS students and their families gather at the Northrop elementary school to see classes, meet new friends and get textbooks.
Afternoon everybody goes to Haiwatha lake park to celebrate the First day of school. Children share a summer memories, introduce themself to new friends and feaste on a cake inscibed "Sveika Mokykla"
New school year starts in good mood!
Last Day of School
Every year M. Mazvydas LHS students and their families gather at the Haiwatha Lake park on 3rd Saturday of May in afternoon to celebrate the last day of school. Children play games, laugh and feast on a cake inscribed "Happy Summer!"
Older students receive special "student passports" given to the school by the U.S. Lithuanian American Community Education Council. They are a quick, playful way for students to learn about Lithuanian nature, language, cities, military, and neighboring countries They include historical facts, the words to the Lithuanian national anthem, and descriptions of important national symbols, such as Vytis (the chaser / knight on horseback) and meaning of the colors of the country's flag.
The school holds it's Easter celebration the week after Easter. All of the children try their hand at traditional Lithuanian Easter egg dying with wax designs, become acquainted with Easter traditions and taste Easter goodies. After eating, the children happily play rolled eggs, test their egg's strength and search for the golden egg. The celebration brings much joy for the little ones. The older children broad their knowledge about LIthuanian Eastertime customs and traditions.
February 16th Celebration
Every year Mažvydas Lithuanian School and LACMN come together to commemorate Lithuania's independence and the creation of the republic. Students prepare a short program and celebrate together with community Lithuanian Independent Day.