Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. We celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from many countries that include Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean islands and those in Central and South America. The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The day of September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September 18th, respectively.
We will be celebrating the month with students participating in many activities, lessons, assignments, reading passages, reports, videos, and discussions in our classes. As always look to our social media, school and district web pages, and electronic communications to be informed of what is going on in your child’s school.