Mariachi

09 Oct CCSD schools celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

CCSD schools have many activities planned for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Here are some examples:

Alamo Elementary School students will create a slide presentation or movie that focuses on a noteworthy Hispanic scientist.

Fine Elementary School students will sing songs from various Latino cultures and learn folk dances. In P.E., students will learn how to play games from Mexico, Central America and South America.

First grade students at Tanaka Elementary School will learn Spanish words from their teachers and from Spanish-speaking students.

Katz Elementary School will hold a Hispanic Heritage Family Night on Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring many activities ranging from necklace-making to Zapotec rug paintings.

Ceramics students at Centennial High School will be making Calaveras (skulls) out of clay to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.

Sierra High School students will learn the tango and flamenco dances, and also enjoy a variety of foods ranging from pupusas to empanadas.

The City of Las Vegas also has plans for Hispanic Heritage Month. The East Las Vegas Community Center will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, concluding with the Hispanic Heritage Festival Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call (702) 229-1515.

Additionally, Rancho High School was recognized as the National High School of the Year for 2017 by the National Hispanic Institute. Rancho was chosen for this special recognition for outstanding service and support in fostering future Latino community leaders throughout the United States and Latin America. Rancho High School will be honored during the National Hispanic Institute Alumni Awards Banquet to be held on November 18, 2017, in San Marcos, Texas. Congratulations to the entire Rancho community on this special recognition. Click here for more information.