Belleville West students celebrated William Shakespeare’s birthday on Friday, April 17. The tenth annual BW Shakespeare Festival began in the school’s courtyard with scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, contemporary poetry inspired by Shakespeare, choral and instrumental music, and an updated version of Romeo and Juliet by members of Harambee. Students then moved to the library, where they tasted food based on Renaissance recipes, learned about science in Shakespeare’s time, created screen-printed images with members of the art department, studied Elizabethan weaponry, competed in trivia challenges about Shakespeare’s work, and played traditional Renaissance games. ~J. Lodle
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Dr. Hentze is the author of High Finance with Hentze, a monthly blog that provides news about District 201's current financial state.