National Hispanic Heritage Month at Washburn School

We have selected Monday, October 15, as the day for the culminating event, “Washburn School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month”. We will have famous author visits, activities, performances, and we will leann about our heritage through lesson integration in all subjects.
Why celebrate Hispanic heritage at Washburn? National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture. Each year, Americans observe this month, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
September 15 was chosen as the start date in order to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Since part with our school’s mission is to foster multiculturalism, this would be an excellent opportunity for more enriching educational experiences for all our students regarding the influences of countries with Hispanic populations to the mainland, other Spanish-speaking countries, and the world. Most of all, it will make them appreciate their own lineage as future Hispanic and no- Hispanicprofessionals and to value diversity as a positive aspect.
Grade and Assigned Country:
PR-K –    Spain
K- Blue - Puerto Rico
K- Gold- Panama
1         - Cuba
2         - Dominican Republic
3         - Mexico
4         - Honduras
5         - Colombia
6         -Venezuela     
7        - Costa Rica
8        - Nicaragua    
9        - El Salvador
10      - Guatemala  
11      - Peru
12      - Argentina
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