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Judson ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage- UPDATED 10-4-19

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates a diverse group of people. They trace their roots to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Of Judson ISD's approximately 22,000 students, about 57 percent are Hispanic. They represent many Spanish-speaking countries.

Celebrating the Hispanic culture is always fun with music, dance and the food...well, that's just incredible!  Students, parents, and staff within in Judson ISD will be celebrating this valuable and colorful contribution to our society with all sorts of events and displays that will get your heart rate going and your taste buds tingling. Over the next several days we'll be posting photos of some of the activities that our campuses will be hosting. Below is the proclamation recently passed by the JISD Board of Trustees and some of the ways our campuses are marking the recognition. 

PDF of Proclamation

hispanic heritage proclamation

Hopkins Elementary always has a great Hispanic Heritage Celebration event. They will host an event complete with music and dance for families on October 18, 2019, from 4-6 pm. They'll share delicious cultural foods from all over the world that our parents have prepared to share with everyone. They'll have flags hanging in the Lobby and students created posters. I will send pics. All are invited to attend.  

Coronado Village Elementary will have a door decorating contest with several parents as judges. That'll be a great student project where everyone can contribute.

Candlewood Elementary: October 11th the school will have a Hispanic Heritage Celebration program in the morning with PreK-2nd at 8:10 a.m. and 3rd - 5th 8:45 a.m. The school will be set up like a Mercado and the whole day will be about displaying and celebrating the culture.

Hartman Elementary: Hartman Elementary hosted a beautiful and colorful celebration of Hispanic culture with all sorts of singing and dancing. Check out these photos. 

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Spring Meadows ES: 

The Spring Meadows Hispanic Heritage Committee cordially invites the students, parents, and community to our 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Program.
Please join us in celebrating Latin American culture through music, student projects, and more.
We would like to have a potluck style dinner to share different dishes of Hispanic heritage. We ask that each family bring a dish to share.

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Where: Spring Meadows Elementary Cafeteria
Time: 5:00 pm
We are asking that our families RSVP before Friday, October 4th so that we have ample time to prepare for the event. 

Master ES:

Masters Elementary celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in September in fun and engaging ways. After morning announcements everyday, an important figure in the Hispanic culture was highlighted by reading a biography of their life for students and staff to enjoy. Doors, hallways, and the school foyer were decorated beautifully to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Staff dressed up in cultural clothes on Thursday, September 26th and on Friday, September 27th all staff wore their "Hispanic Heritage" t-shirts and a potluck was held with delicious Hispanic Cuisine for the staff to enjoy

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Resources:

National Education Association (NEA) — Hispanic Heritage Month

Pew Research Center

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