Dozier's Annual Mardi Gras Parade
Friday, February 24, 2017, the Dozier Elementary parking lot was
once again the grounds for the school's Annual Mardi Gras
Parade. Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students were
participants in the parade, while 2nd through 5th grade
students, teachers, parents and grandparents lined the outer
edge of the grounds to enjoy the parade festivities.
with other years, Pre K and K students created small floats with
shoe boxes, wagons and decorated Mardi Gras items.
role of the 1st graders in the parade was slightly different
from the younger students. In Social Studies, the first grade
classes were engaged in a unit revolving around different LA
cultures and customs. With Mardi Gras as the most popular state
event, the teachers used this time of year to strategically
focus on the holiday, and simultaneously tie in Louisiana
lessons involving resources, food, festivals and animals. Each
student at that grade level was required to do a resource
project and create a costume with a box or portable item.
The Grand Marshals escorted by the Erath Police Department
and Father Andre Metijean, Pastor from Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church included the Dozier Elementary Teacher of the
Year, Rachel Romero and her son Lynkon Romero who was the
school's Student of the Year.