In an effort to ensure that the contributions of the many ethnic and social groups represented in American society are remembered, the Federal Government has designated several Heritage Month celebrations.
September - Hispanic Heritage Month
The purpose of which is to “honor the rich diversity of the Hispanic American community and educate oneself about the history, culture and traditions of people who have made, and continue to make, remarkable contributions to society” (from University of Vermont). Houston ISD wholeheartedly supports and encourages the celebration of this culture which has been so important to the history of Texas in general and Houston in particular. Resources about this month can be found at the websites listed below.