Return to Headlines

Winter Festivities

This winter season at Clippert has been jam-packed with opportunities for enjoyment. At the beginning of the month, families were invited to Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo. Participants strolled through the Zoo, checking out the beautiful light shows, partaking in ice skating, and drinking hot chocolate. Thank you to the Strategic Staffing Solutions and the Detroit Zoo for supporting this outing. 

The week preceding the Winter Break was Clippert’s first annual Semana Festiva- or Spirit Week! Each day students were invited to dress according to the theme of the day. These themes included Winter Wonderland (wearing your best glittery blue and white), Holiday Headwear, and Ugly Sweater Day! 

The Semana Festiva wrapped up on Friday with celebrations where students enjoyed activities with their homeroom teachers. On Friday we also had our 1st Annual Tamale Contest! Families were invited to bring in their best tamales and a panel of student and staff judges decided on a winner. Our student council worked hard making pinatas filled with treats as a prize for the top three winners. Thank you to all of our students, parents, partnerships and staff for making it such a success! 

Congratulations to our winners:

  • 1st place: Familia Murillo & Familia Mangonadas
  • 2nd place: Familia Moreno
  • 3rd place: Familia Lopez

Continue below to see a selection of pictures from these fun events!

students wearing their holiday head wear in the gym

Ms. Solano and three students making pinatas

Mr.Lacey and 2 students casting their votes for best tamale

a selection of tasty tamales for the contest

Ms.Escamilla and the Murillo family, winners of the tamale making contest