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Hempstead ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted Date: 09/15/2022

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Graphic

Hempstead ISD is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15. Throughout the month the district will take time to celebrate the rich culture, history, and many contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. 

This year the National Hispanic Heritage Month theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." 

On Friday, September 16, Hempstead ISD will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by dressing in traditional Hispanic clothing, t-shirt, or jersey that represents a Hispanic country. 

Hempstead ISD is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring staff members, students, and campuses on our social media pages. If you are interested in sharing more about your Hispanic/Latino culture, you can participate in our #HempsteadHHM campaign. Please fill out the Hispanic Heritage Month Campaign form to contribute. 

Hempstead Elementary School Treblemakers will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a program at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, in the Hempstead Elementary School cafeteria.  

If your campus is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, email us at We want to highlight any campus events and celebrations in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. There are many online resources to learn more about the history and contributions of Hispanics. Check them out below. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Books 

Hempstead ISD Hispanic Heritage Month Weekly Facts and Activities 

Smithsonian Heritage and History Month Events

National Archives News

Hispanic and Latino Heritage and History in the United States

NEA Hispanic Heritage Month Lessons and Activities for Kids