Students learned about the contributions, traditions, history, and culture of the diverse Hispanic/Latino community.
A Fast Fact About the Latino/Hispanic Heritage at AISD:
- More than 70% of students are Hispanic/Latino
The campus ended Hispanic Heritage Month with a program held Wed., October 15. Both students and staff members performed.
Juan Vélez (pictured above), a fifth grade student at the campus, sang “La mochila azul.” His name may sound familiar. Juan made it to the final rounds on Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids” last school year.
Several staff members showed off their musical abilities. Eric Jiménez played the drums and Derek Parrott strummed the guitar.
Principal Katy Roede lauded the students and staff members.
“It was a wonderful performance,” said Roede. “It was a great way to wrap up a month of celebrating and honoring the Hispanic culture,” said Roede.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded it in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
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