This month, schools across the LEAD Public Schools network celebrated the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans through lessons, activities, and events. By focusing on the history, culture, and achievement of Hispanic Americans, LEAD Public Schools is not only developing our scholars to be ready for college and ready for life, we are also honoring the culture and heritage of many of our students and staff.
Below are a just a few of the many ways our schools have honored Hispanic Heritage Month this year:
LEAD Academy and LEAD Cameron Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
This month, the LEAD Academy/Cameron campus invited students, staff, families, and community members to participate in a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The event included authentic food, traditional Hispanic attire, music, dancing, and student projects.
LEAD Neely’s Bend Hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Spirit Week
Students and staff at LEAD Neely’s Bend honored Hispanic Heritage Month in a unique way with a Spirit Week:
- Monday: Flowers and Skulls Day. Students represented the Dia De Los Muertos Celebration with flowers, skulls, or any bright colors.
- Tuesday – Latin Xs in Action. Students wore red or dressed up as their role models.
- Wednesday: Soccer/Futbol. Students wore their favorite jerseys to honor the popular sport in Hispanic countries.
- Thursday: Diversity Day. Students represented their heritage through their attire.
LEAD Cameron CREW Classes Focus on Weekly Lessons About Hispanic Culture
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, all of our CREW classes at LEAD Cameron completed weekly lessons focused on different elements of Hispanic culture. These lessons examine things like celebrations, history, and cultural diversity.
LEAD Brick Church Students Complete Research Projects on Spanish-Speaking Countries
This month, CREW students at LEAD Brick Church have researched countries and created digital or tri-fold board projects to represent their countries. Students will present their projects and their work will be displayed in the cafeteria for students to complete a gallery walk during their lunch periods.
LEAD Academy Students Discuss Social Issues in Hispanic Heritage Seminar
During Hispanic Heritage Month, students at LEAD Academy researched different themes related to Hispanic-American life and brought topical questions to their seminar class for a group discussion. The class explored various social issues concerning Hispanic Americans like representation, discrimination, and common misconceptions.
LEAD Southeast Students Use Art to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
LEAD Southeast High held a school-wide assembly to honor Hispanic Heritage Month through artistic expression. At the event, students celebrated by reciting poetry and performing different Latin-influenced dances, including Reggaeton, Punta, and Afro-Latina.