Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The month celebrates the independence day of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
Bloomfield Hills Schools Spanish classes are celebrating this special month by learning about significant Hispanic people of the past and present, including authors, artists, diplomats, scientists, and how they’ve shaped and continue to shape our nation. Eastover Elementary Spanish teacher, Janelle Wolak, “My students had so much fun researching notable Hispanic people and creating a beautiful mural. The scavenger hunt bingo was a big hit too!”