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Hispanic Heritage Month
CCS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate your heritage. Share your family roots.
Cabarrus County Schools is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture, traditions, and contributions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. During this month and throughout the year, it is important to share the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.
Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country. Latino/a or Latinx refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America.
Cabarrus County Schools educators will take part in a special feature that celebrates their heritage and family roots for Hispanic Heritage Month. Be sure to tune in to this special video feature on our district channels! There are many opportunities to incorporate activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Be creative, partner with your community and family to find fun ways to learn more about the people, culture, food, and incredible contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. The resources listed in this article offer ideas for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.
If You Only Knew by CCS Educator, Emily Francis
A special congratulations to Concord High School teacher Emily Francis on her first book publication! Written with passion and a visceral commitment to her students, If You Only Knew: Letters from An Immigrant Teacher, reflects the journey and experiences of Emily Francis, an immigrant and unaccompanied minor who travels from Guatemala to the USA to become a teacher. Once in the classroom, as “Ms. Francis” learns about her students' stories and journeys and begins seeing her own life reflected in the lives of her students, Emily starts writing letters to her students in which her story is intertwined with theirs. The book offers a unique expression of empathy, which helps them on their own personal journeys as immigrants living and learning in a new country.
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