According to the United States Library of Congress, “Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is Oct. 12, falls within this 30-day period.”
For more information and educational resources on Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website hosted by the United States Library of Congress at www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
Throughout the coming weeks, the District and its schools will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. We are #cfbproud of our Hispanic and Latino American #cfbcommunity members who have helped shape CFBISD. Follow our district Facebook and Twitter pages to hear from some of our amazing students, teachers, and staff members in spotlights throughout the month.
Student & Staff Spotlights
Sonia Nguyen, Central ES Fourth-Grade Teacher
Larry Guerra, CFBISD Chief Financial Officer
Check back for more spotlights throughout the month.