Message from the Superintendent


Hispanic Heritage Month began as National Hispanic Heritage Week from September 15-18 to honor the independence of Hispanic countries. In 1974, then President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the week beginning September 10, 1974, and ending September 16, 1974, as National Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1989, it became a month-long celebration which we now celebrate every year.  Hispanic people were among the earliest European settlers in the New World. Hispanic Americans have roots in Europe, Africa, and South and Central America and close cultural ties to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Spain. 


From sports to government to entertainment and science, Hispanic Americans have played important roles in America's history, its values, and culture. They include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, baseball star Roberto Clemente, actor George Lopez, journalist Geraldo Rivera, actresses America Ferrera and Selena Gomez, astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Ellen Ochoa and authors Isabel Allende and Julia Alvarez.


Hispanic or Latino people have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic and multicultural customs of their community


Over the next month we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage in all classes with numerous activities, lectures, discussions, and projects.  Please keep an eye on the parent portal and the school website for activities that will be going on at your child’s school.