September marked Deaf Awareness Month and the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15.
In assemblies, our ASL I, II, and III students helped us celebrate Deaf Awareness Month — a time dedicated to raising awareness of Deaf issues, people, and culture — via a signed, interactive presentation.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of over 60 million Hispanic Americans (those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America) to the culture and society of the US. Over the past month, the Language Department has partnered with Chef Eduardo Beltran and his staff for a culinary exploration of food from various Spanish-speaking countries, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, República Dominicana, and Guatemala. As part of Prep’s lunch service, information about the dish of the week provided at each table has allowed students and faculty the opportunity to learn about its origins, history, and cultural significance.
Thank you to all our students, faculty, and staff who have provided these moments of education and cultural celebration!