The kindergarten and first grade students at Westgate, completed their studies of Argentina and Mexico with a school wide parade. Each of the grades at Westgate has been involved with cultural studies of various Hispanic nations to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Zachary Hunt- Bianco (center) and all his friends from Ms. Bean’s kindergarten class, marched through…Details
All families of White City Elementary were invited to attend Hispanic Heritage Night. Students and parents shopped at the book fair, toured the Hispanic Heritage Gallery, and munched on tacos. It was a fabulous, well attended parent night at WCE.
The St. Lucie County School Board approved a resolution recognizing October as Hispanic Heritage Month at their October 22, 2013, school board meeting. The month is set aside in Florida to recognize the proud history and rich culture of Hispanic Americans. This year, 2013, marks the 500th anniversary since Juan Ponce De Leon’s arrival in…Details
Art Contest (Grades K-3) Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected. Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must…Details
Once again, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited all Florida students to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests, which will be centered around the theme, “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12…Details
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The…Details
Hispanic-Americans helped shape Florida’s rich history. From art to music to engineering, the contributions of many individuals continue to influence us today. Featured Artist Carmen Sasieta Carmen Sasieta is a Social Realism artist, born in Peru. She graduated in 1994 with honors from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taken classes with renowned…Details
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America…Details
Fun, Food, and Games
Plan to attend the Hispanic Heritage Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th!
West Gate K-8
1050 NW Cashmere Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Educators coming together to help educators is the underlying theme of this year’s annual West Gate K8 Hispanic Heritage Festival and Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, November 18th on the school’s campus located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie. Community members are invited to enjoy music, games, live performances, and a variety of…Details