Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. The Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the VDOE encourages education stakeholders to join in continued celebration of Virginia’s diversity by uplifting the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

Did you know? 

The terms Hispanic and Latino are often used interchangeably though they actually mean two different things. Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America. 

Chesapeake Public Schools recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month and encourages our staff, students, and greater community to consider the impact and influence of Hispanic communities. In doing so, utilize this opportunity to engage with the different cultures within the community and create space for culturally relevant conversations.

Resources:

The Library of Congress: National Hispanic Heritage Month