MCPS Celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
Alicia Deeny, principal at Takoma Park Middle School was named “Educator of the Year” at the Maryland Hispanic Gala on Sept. 13. The gala, which kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, brings together organizations committed to helping youth succeed. More than $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to 55 MCPS graduates, attending colleges and universities in Maryland.
Watch the MCPS Moment video here.
The Board of Education has proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, MCPS schools will celebrate the unique culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff, and community members who trace their roots to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Hispanics and Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in MCPS, with 32 percent of the student population, representing 21 Spanish-speaking countries.
Please contact your child’s school directly for information about their upcoming events and access more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as a list of local events and educational resources here.