Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

During Hispanic Heritage Month we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

A great collection of resources, virtual events, and activities hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and National Portrait Gallery—Smithsonian Institution is available for teachers, learners, and their families. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month


Classroom activities and programming are scheduled throughout the month to highlight and celebrate Hispanic heritage at our school. 

On the Merle-Smith Campus, students in Mr. Gonzalo del Real's class will be immersing themselves in the lives of Latino heroes and eventually interacting with peers in character as the person they researched. 

English teacher Ms. MacNair Randall shared poetry curated by poets.org with our community to kick off the month.

Ode to the Head Nod” by Elizabeth Acevedo
In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles” by Francisco X. Alarcón
Central America in My Heart” by Oscar Gonzales
Black Parade” by Darrel Alejandro Holnes
The Teller of Tales” by Gabriela Mistral 
a brief meditation on breath” by Yesenia Montilla
I Walk Into Every Room and Yell Where the Mexicans At” by José Olivarez
Faithful Forest” by Alberto Ríos 
Paper Cuts” by Natalie Scenters-Zapico
 “Nó, Actually, Soy Salvadoreño” by Javier Zamora

This is just a preview of what's to come! Stay tuned for more activities that celebrate the influence, contributions, and stories of Hispanic Americans.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs until October 15, 2021. 


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