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Five Star District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Climate & Culture
  • Empower
  • Focus on Students

The Five Star Board of Education voted unanimously to honor Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Hispanic Heritage Month originally began as a weeklong celebration in 1968 to commemorate Independence Day, honoring the signing of the Act of Independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on Sept. 15, 1821. This original celebration also included Mexico’s Independence Day on Sept. 16. This celebration was later expanded to encompass an entire month and include Día de la Raza on Oct. 12, which celebrates Latin America’s cultural diversity, and Chile's Sept. 18 Independence Day.

About 44 percent of Five Star students and 18.5 percent of staff are Hispanic/Latino. The district is committed to honoring, celebrating and recognizing the contributions of Hispanic Americans, Coloradans and students and staff. 

You can read the board proclamation here.

Is your student or school doing anything to celebrate? Let us know! 

If your student or school is doing anything special to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d love to showcase it on our district’s website and social media pages. Please click here to share!