Washington Primary School is celebrating National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

Washington Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Washington Primary School is celebrating National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

September 29, 2021

Every student counts in Huntington UFSD. They’re all important and they’re all cherished by their teachers, classmates, coaches and advisors. That’s certainly the case at Washington Primary School, where 375 students spread across kindergarten through third grade are doing their very best each day.

The Washington community celebrates all cultures and the school most definitely qualifies as a melting pot. National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 and “we highlight the contributions made to the world by persons of Hispanic/Latinx heritage,” Principal Michelle Richards said.

Every Wednesday, during virtual announcements sent into classrooms, students engage in an interactive presentation. “To kick off the month, students viewed a video and answered trivia questions about the origins of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the United States,” Dr. Richards said. “Two students in Mrs. [Vivian] Joseph’s third grade dual language class, Samantha Graber and Jonathan Mejia Calderon, presented their research on the ‘Queen of Tejano Music: Selena Quintanilla’ virtually to the student body.”

The current Principal’s Book of the Month is “Pepe and the Parade” by Tracey Kyle. “It is a picture book that tells the story of a boy named Pepe and how his friends celebrate and share their Hispanic heritage,” Dr. Richards said. “The hallways of Washington Primary School are adorned with artifacts that highlight Hispanic/Latinx heritage.”