HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
September 15 - October 15
September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Rockhurst High School wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge and honor the generations of Hispanic/Latinx Americans who have made a positive impact on the history and culture of the United States. We are excited to partner with our students, faculty, alumni and friends of Spanish and Latin American descent to learn more about Hispanic/Latinx history and culture.
As a part of our celebration, we hope you’ll take time to review the activities we have planned for the next month.
Pastoral Office - Hispanic Heritage themed prayers led by students every Wednesday and Thursday during Hispanic Heritage month.
Homeroom - Rockhurst alumni of Hispanic Heritage created short videos that will be shown on Mondays and Fridays during the homeroom.
Hispanic Heritage Faculty Panel - Friday, September 17, Activity Period, Rose Theater. CJ Armenta, Dan Calderon, Marvin Grilliot, Carlos Muñoz, Vanessa Wiegman. Moderator: Mateo DeLaTorre
Social Studies - Tim Reidy and Tim Nendick will display a Johnson County Museum exhibit, Latinos in the Heartland. It will be on display in the Learning Commons.
Fine Arts - Lari Bunch created a mural project in her classes that highlights important Hispanic artists, activists, and others to be on display.
Math – Is incorporating a history of pre-Hispanic buildings and working problems demonstrating their connection to celestial bodies. Thanks to Joe Leroy for creating problems.
The Learning Commons - Amy Gansner created posters of Hispanic authors that will be on display.
The Spanish Club - Mikhail Faulconer and the Spanish Club, in collaboration with IT, will scroll a slide presentation in the Barry Commons and Dining Commons highlighting key Hispanic persons and events
Partnership with The Hispanic Development Fund - Rockhurst will participate in the Hispanic Development Fund’s “Cambio por Cambio'' initiative. Money raised by dress down days,a raffle for an autographed Salvador Perez jersey or an autographed Andreu Fontas SportingKC jersey and individual donations will be matched by HDFKC. All proceeds will support college scholarships for Rockhurst students of Hispanic heritage who apply for the 2021 Hispanic Development Fund scholarship.