Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 7:26 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - On Thursday, Tyler ISD Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School held a campus-wide celebration in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Celebrate the independence of Mexico through a famous dance in our culture called ‘La Raspa,’” Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School Assistant Principal Elizabeth Gomez said.

Students and staff dressed in traditional Hispanic clothing and kicked up their heels to festive music. Last year, they did a scaled-back celebration that was separated by grade rather than a school wide event.

“It was kind of a way to bring the community back together, while we highlighted what makes us special, which is the students and the teachers here on campus,” Gomez said.

The teachers also decorated their classroom doors, which will be judged on Thursday by the Parent Teachers Association.

“A lot of our doors have student work posted on them, so it was a way for group work, to collaborate with the teachers and the students,” Gomez said.

“It was important to us because of our demographics are mainly from the Mexican background,” Gomez said. “And so, this was a way to celebrate it on a much bigger scale.”

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