Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

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One out of every four students in the David Douglas School District proudly claims Hispanic/Latinx heritage. As we do with all students, we treasure and celebrate these students every day.

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we get to give special recognition as the nation celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Our Latinx students and families are woven into the richly diverse fabric of the David Douglas School District, the State of Oregon, the nation and the world. Within Oregon, David Douglas is a uniquely diverse school district, where more than 75 different languages are spoken by our families as their first language, and where large, vibrant communities from many ethnicities and cultures thrive and are welcomed.

During these four weeks, we celebrate our incredibly diverse Latinx cultures and ethnicities. The David Douglas School Board has adopted a proclamation recognizing Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Please take a moment to read this proclamation linked below.

English Proclamation
Spanish Proclamation

Virtual Activities and Resources

This year we’re unable to share celebratory photos from DDSD school displays, classrooms and events. Instead, we reflect on Hispanic Americans’ service and contributions to our nation’s history through virtual information and celebrations.

National Hispanic Heritage Month website

Learn about this celebratory month and Hispanic/Latinx heritage history. The site provides a list of upcoming virtual events, including a music performance on September 30: Changüí Majadero | Cuban Roots Music from California

PBS: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Hispanic and Latinx Americans by exploring a special collection of stories that highlight their voices and contributions.

The Smithsonian’s Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

The digital exhibition gives online visitors an opportunity to explore the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century.