School Photo of the Week

Staff Writer

Patsy Sanchez, Big Spring Intermediate School principal, taught a lesson to all the sixth grade students through their social studies classes based on the Holocaust.
The students were asked to decorate a butterfly and write the name of a child who was sent to the Terezin Concentration Camp, located in what today is called the Czech Republic, between the years of 1942-1944. They were asked to choose a name from more than 100 and decorate the butterfly in their honor.
More than 300 butterflies were placed in the garden. After a few weeks, students were informed about whether or not their child survived. If the child survived, the butterfly remained in the garden. If not, the butterfly was taken down.