Hacienda La Puente Unified Workman High School Hosts a Day of Fun and Frights During Annual Dia De Los Lobos Community Celebration
Students and staff from William Workman High School welcomed the Hacienda La Puente Unified community to its annual Dia De Los Lobos Community celebration on November 2, an exciting evening filled with games, face painting and educational activities designed to underscore the importance of creating a safe, collaborative space to embrace diversity and honor a traditional Mexican holiday.
The event featured exciting hands-on activities, including career technical education (CTE) pathway demonstrations, arts and crafts and games led by Workman’s various education departments and opportunities to connect with current Lobos leaders. The celebratory booths and demonstrations aimed at inspiring elementary and middle school students in the Workman community and get them excited about future possibilities at HLPUSD.
“The Dia De Los Lobos celebration is a highly-anticipated and cherished event that provides us with the opportunity to connect with our local elementary and middle school families and highlight all the amazing things our Lobos are accomplishing,” Principal Tim Espinosa said. “When the Workman community is together, amazing things happen. I look forward to future events that engage, inspire and motivate our future Lobos.”
The Lobo Market, which was hosted by familiar faces from Workman and the mighty Lobo mascot himself, included an assortment of delectable treats and traditional Mexican cuisine, including candies, baked goods and sweet drinks.
Centered at the heart of the quad was a large cloud of smoke, where attendees laughed and shrieked as they immersed themselves in the thrilling haunted house experience hosted by the school’s theater department.
In addition, guests hopped on the video production pathway’s green screen to sing karaoke in front of a virtual background of their choosing or let the CTE students select the setting – a hilarious and crowd-favorite choice amongst singers.
For those seeking connection and support, wellness tables were setup throughout the event, providing a wealth of resources for mental health and information from the Workman High School counseling team, the school’s gay-straight alliance club and the HLPUSD Equity and Access department.
"It’s always a joy to see our students and families come together to show their school spirit,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “Watching our vision of inclusivity and District pride come to life in the form of celebrations like Dia De Los Lobos is something I look forward to every year.”
The HLPUSD community continued its celebrations during the annual City of La Puente Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, where students and staff from across the District set up traditional Día de Los Muertos ofrenda altars, poetry, crafts, candy and school merchandise to pass out to attendees on November 4.
HLPUSD_LOBOS1: Workman High School theater students prepare to scare as they welcome guests to enter their haunted house during a Dia De Los Lobos celebration on November 2.
HLPUSD_LOBOS2: Workman High School Class of 2023 alum Julian Hamric returns to his old stomping ground to support the Workman community and get his face painted during a Dia De Los Lobos event on November 2.
HLPUSD_LOBOS3: Video Production Career Technical Education students set up a green screen and karaoke machine at the Workman Dia De Los Lobos celebration, welcoming guests to sing and learn more about the school’s state-of-the-art equipment and technology.