FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) has announced that it is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. FUESD schools have been abuzz with activities that honor and recognize the rich and diverse contributions of the Latino community to the district’s shared culture and history.
Throughout this month-long celebration, FUESD students have been actively engaged in various educational and cultural activities that highlight Latino culture. From the enchanting Baile Folklorico dance groups at Potter Junior High School and Maie Ellis Elementary to inspiring Latino-inspired art projects at Fallbrook STEM Academy, and engaging classroom discussions about historical figures from Latino history, students have been immersed in a dynamic and immersive learning experience.
Superintendent Monika Hazel expressed her enthusiasm for the district's efforts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: "Leading this beautiful community with its rich cultural heritage fills me with immense pride. I am deeply committed to ensuring that our children not only embrace their cultural roots but also feel celebrated for their brilliance in our schools.
“Hispanic Heritage Month provides us with a special opportunity to come together and rejoice in the vibrant tapestry of Latino culture, history, and achievements. It is an honor to witness our students and educators actively engaging with these vital aspects of our communities’ heritage, fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment that truly reflects the values and contributions of all our students and community members,”.Hazel said.
In a historic move, the FUESD Governing Board passed its first-ever resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month, reaffirming the district's commitment to diversity and inclusion. This resolution further solidifies FUESD's dedication to celebrating and acknowledging the Hispanic community's significant role in shaping its society.
As the celebration continues throughout the month, FUESD encourages students, parents, and the community to join in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in various events and discussions taking place in the schools.
Submitted by the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District.