National Hispanic Heritage Month

Submitted by chris.killpack on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 16:42
Students posing in front of school
Heritage celebration participants in costume
Students posing in front of school
Students smiling by heritage poster in school
Students wearing big hats outside
Heritage celebrants in costume
Students posing at heritage celebration
Students working in class

In Spanish classes students have been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.  During this month Americans celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The celebration starts on September 15th culminating on October 15th.  September 15th is a significant day to start the celebrations since it is the anniversary of independence of several Latin American countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Students have been learning about the history of this celebration, culture, a little bit of the history of independence of these countries and contributions of many known Americans with Hispanic Heritage. This celebration has been in observance since 1968 and we are grateful to all those Americans with Hispanic ancestry that have contributed to this great country and inspire us to do our best. We hope you enjoy the pictures of activities students are doing in our classrooms and in the community to celebrate this month. 


Pictures and text by Graciela Bartholomew