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Workman High School Displays Campus Culture During Annual Día de los Lobos Open House
Posted 11/16/22

City of Industry - William Workman High School celebrated its rich and diverse campus culture during its annual Día de los Lobos Open House on Nov. 3, honoring a traditional Mexican holiday and introducing incoming students to Workman Lobo’s tight-knit community. 


Día de los Lobos provided a creative showcase for the Workman English, Spanish and English language development (ELD) departments, with artwork that included brightly colored calavera skulls and traditional Día de los Muertos ofrenda altars, poetry, crafts, homemade food, a green screen, music, recreational games and even an OOBLECK slime-making machine.  


Students and families from Hacienda La Puente Unified elementary and middle schools located in the Workman community were greeted by Lobo student leaders, who gave them a stamp card and encouraged them to visit at least 10 information booths so that they could immerse themselves in Lobo culture, then receive a Workman wristband, pen or note pad at the end of their visit.


“Día de los Lobos is a family event designed to bring the Workman community together,” Workman assistant principal Vanessa Arevalo said. “We are grateful for the support from our Workman Quad admins, the HLPUSD Board and our superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez. Also, we would like to thank our staff and the Lobo students that allowed us to ‘shine bright!’”


Día de los Lobos featured an art show highlighting student art, including line drawings, calavera artwork, handmade pinatas, name plate and white on black artwork. Art from Workman staff was also showcased, including mosaics incorporating Spanish tiles from Athletic Director Victor Perdomo, landscape art from P.E. teacher Lori Larsen and skateboard art and prints from Arevalo.


Workman English students recited poems in front of a green screen with a mountain landscape as the backdrop as part of an assignment titled, “The Voice Behind the Story,” where students were asked to write a poem in response to a memoir that inspired them. Student groups provided snacks and refreshments, including abuelita chocolate, pan dulce, bolillo and aqua de Jamaica. 


Other highlights included the Workman High marching band and color guard, a haunted house, a karaoke machine, chess games with teachers, ping pong, badminton, a booth where students could take a selfie with their counselor, and a wellness table with resources for mental health and information from the HLPUSD Equity and Access department.


“It was amazing to see our Workman family take pride in their campus and work together to ensure all guests felt welcomed during the Día de los Lobos event,” Jiménez said. “Workman is a close-knit campus and events like this really showcase their values and commitment to providing experiences that boost academic excellence and prepare students to succeed in higher education, contribute as valued members of the workforce and become productive members of society.”


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HLPUSD_DIADELOSOBOS1: Workman students and staff handed out aqua de Jamaica and other refreshments to guests during the Día de los Lobos Open House on Nov. 3.



HLPUSD_DIADELOSLOBOS2: Workman High School set up a counselor booth, including props and poster boards for students to take selfies with their counselors during the school’s open house on Nov. 3.