Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month


During National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, Fayette County Public Schools join the country in celebrating the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans.

Schools across the county have been celebrating with a wide range of activities.

Crabapple Lane Elementary students have been studying the 21 Hispanic flags and countries, what is Latinx, and what is the difference between Hispanic and Latino, among other topics. They are also going to play Bingo with the 21 Hispanic flags.

Braelinn Elementary students received a month-long calendar with fun activities to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. World language class is doing presentations, dances, and games with all 21 Spanish-speaking countries.

Sara Harp Minter Elementary has two bulletin boards in their main hall highlighting Hispanic heritage and influential people. Their morning news show also includes different videos each day teaching about Hispanic culture. In the world language lab, students danced to Panamanian music, and students share their own family history.

Spring Hill Elementary hosted a door decorating competition, and students are presenting about influential Hispanic-Americans on the morning news station, with the information presented in both English and Spanish by ESOL students.

In Kedron Elementary world language class, teachers built a colorful map highlighting Spanish-speaking countries, and they’re focusing on a different country each week. There is a display case filled with Hispanic items donated by teachers, students, and parents and a wall with pages of Latinos highlighting their life works.

Fayetteville Elementary students read about famous Hispanic individuals on the morning news, and different types of Latin and Hispanic music is playing in the cafeteria during breakfast time. There is also artwork from famous Hispanic artists on display.

North Fayette Elementary has a wall featuring both influential Hispanic figures and the work of students created during in-class lessons for Hispanic Heritage month.

At Flat Rock Middle, students are studying Honduras and Mexico and preparing a presentation, with a goal to create a video to share with the school.