Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their heritage to Spain, Mexico, Central America, the Spanish-speaking nations in South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The celebration began in 1968 and was expanded to a full month, 20 years later.
Hispanic Heritage Month always begins on September 15, a historically significant day marking the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (April, 2020) Hispanics comprise 18.7% of the population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation's second largest racial or ethnic group.
We are so proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Volusia County Schools.
2022 Volusia County Hispanic Heritage Month Art & Essay Winners!
I chose to do my art piece on Frida Kahlo because she is an inspiration to artists all over but especially in the Hispanic culture. I chose to do a digital art piece to capture the bright colors that are seen representing Hispanic culture. I envisioned bright background colors to really make her stand out. I feel as if this portrait of Frida Kahlo really captures her beauty and along with it the beauty of the culture. I feel as if the audience will be quite drawn to my artwork because of the bright colors and the cleanliness and the piece all together. - Hannah Volkmann
Click on image below to read the essay!
Tyhirah Logan, Hinson Middle School, Teacher: Ms. Patrick
Milly Ramos, DeLand HS, Teacher: Ms. Jendrzewski
Hispanic Heritage Month school activities listed by date below:
|Seabreeze HS||9/15/22 - 10-15/22||Friday Announcements||Every Friday we will have a trivia question related to Hispanic History. The first person with the correct answer to show up to Ms. Feliciano's classroom will receive a $5 Dunkin donuts gift card.|
|South Daytona ES||9/13/22||5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Hispanic Heritage Celebration|
|Creekside MS||9/23/22||Research Posters - Famous Hispanics|
|George Marks ES||9/29/2022||6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Hispanic Heritage Night|
|Turie T. Small ES||9/30/22||All day||Faculty - Potluck
Students and staff will wear colors to represent the country they have been studying about during the month.
|Creekside MS||9/30/22||Spanish classes: Dance Lessons (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia y Flamenco)|
|Holly Hill School||10/3/22||All day||Hispanic Media Week|
|Seabreeze HS||10/3/22||All day||Students will do chalk art at the courtyard|
|Osteen ES||10/5/22||All day||Hispanic Heritage Enrichment Day|
|Seabreeze HS||10/5/22||All day||Hispanic Crafts Day with the students at the large conference room. Also, during lunch the jazz band will be performing Latin music in the courtyard.|
|Seabreeze HS||10/6/22||All day||We will have a dress-up like a famous Hispanic person day. Mr. Harris plans to dress like Jose Martí.|
|Discovery ES||10/7/22||8:45 a.m.||Hispanic Heritage Parade|
|Creekside MS||10/7/22||Virtual Tour of La Casita Azul-Frida Kahlo's Museum|
|New Smyrna Beach HS||10/7/22||All day (5-117)||
Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
"Hispanic Heritage and Identity through Art"
|Seabreeze HS||10/7/22||All day||Hispanic Food Festival in the large conference room.|
|Enterprise ES||10/12/22||5:30 p.m.||Hispanic Heritage Celebration with Hispanic foods, performances, ESOL and migrant departments with information for families. We hope to welcome Daytona State College and plan to honor Dr. Balgobin as our first Hispanic superintendent.|
|Heritage MS||10/12/22||9:00 a.m.||ESOL Parent and Family Breakfast|
|Palm Terrace ES||10/12/22||5:30 p.m.||Passport to Learn about Hispanic Heritage|
|Riverview Learning Center||10/12/22||12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Hispanic Culture Day|
|Timbercrest||10/12/22||8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Timbercrest Multicultural Celebration|
|Pine Ridge HS||10/13/22||7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Pierson ES||10/13/22||5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Multicultural Family Night|
|Creekside MS||10/14/22||Spanish Snack Bar/Lotería Mexicana|
Hispanic Lunch and Performance
|Forest Lake ES||10/14/22||All day||School Museum Walks|
|Starke ES||10/14/22||5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Hispanic Heritage Night|
|New Smyrna Beach HS||10/20/22||All day||
The Taíno Art + World Languages Collaboration
Collaborative hands-on art project between Art and World Languages Departments. We will learn about the Taíno (indigenous) roots and their significance to Puerto Rican culture. We will create Taíno symbols to be displayed.
|Deltona Middle School||11/16/22||6:00 p.m.|
- Florida Hispanic Heritage Month
- National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Colorin Colorado Hispanic Heritage Booklists
- AFT Hispanic Heritage Month activities