National Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 began on Sunday, Sept, 15 and ended on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the cultures of American citizens who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
East campus celebrated the occasion by classes creating bulletin boards, posters and elaborate displays of the Hispanic heritage of Colombia, Spain, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Republica Dominicana, Costa Rica, Brazil, Honduras and a Hispanic heritage tree that represented all the Spanish speaking countries. The students along with their teachers cut out and colored flags, flowers and important facts about their country.
On October 11, 2019, the students and staff wore Hispanic attire and colors to represent the countries depicted on their posters and bulletin board displays. East campus was very vibrant in celebrating an important event that focusses on cultural awareness.
The parents and staff prepared and served Hispanic International foods for a school fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 15, the last day of the National Hispanic Heritage Month. The dinner plates included tacos and frijoles a la charra from Mexico, picadillo, black beans, arroz and tajadas from Costa Rica, beef and chicken empanadas from Argentina and ceviche from Peru. Also desserts were served, tres leches cake, flan, sweet empanadas and a delicious Napolitano from Columbia. It was a very tasty affair.
The mission of The Varnett Public School is to provide a rigorous academic program that meets the needs of our diverse population.
Photos by Mr. Ulate-parent, Ms. Garcia- ESL Para, Ms. L. Jones- IF, Ms. Voltz-Director