February in Milpitas is a celebration of Black History and Lunar New Year, an opportunity to strive towards MUSD Strategic Goal #1—Build a Culture of We. Lunar New Year beckons families to celebrate with traditions that offer elders and children time to be present with one another. It is a time to recognize the contributions of our ancestors and to honor all with sentiments of good will and togetherness in the year ahead.
MHS alum, Nyla Choates, debuted her children's book, "My Roots are Rich," this weekend. During the celebration family and friends expressed sentiments of pride, affirmation, and commitment for her continued success in pursuing her purpose. There was a rich feeling of connection to a greater sense of humanity. Nyla’s family assured she knew her roots, and that she too, like those who came before her, is a Flamekeeper. A person through whom we can learn about who we are together in this village.
Family. Heritage. Culture. Generations. These are the facets of our Milpitas community that intertwine and connect us. Parents, caregivers, teachers, paraeducators, principals, and all of our MUSD team create experiences where our learners can see that they matter. In partnership with our schools, Milpitas wraps itself around our youth, and it is this deep-rooted tradition of open hearts and minds that makes MUSD uniquely committed to its community.