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Cornell Academy Students Give National Hispanic Heritage Month The Local Touch

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Mr. Deveaux and students sharing picture books.

National Hispanic Heritage Month got the hyper-local touch at Cornell Academy where students celebrated the contributions of Americans whose families came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The school’s gym was transformed into a festive learning circuit, where students got a high intensity workout with books, music, art, food and games. 

Teachers, school staff and parent facilitated the activities that were organized by ESL teacher Ms. Susan Calix and Reading teacher Mr. Jon Deveaux.

































































An act of Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and was expanded to a month long celebration in 1968. Interested? Here's a timeline.





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