Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
What are you most proud of?
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at BBCHS, we are focusing on asking students their lived experiences and perspectives about this month and what it means to them. Today we asked a few students in our Bilingual Program the question, “What is one part of Hispanic Heritage that you are most proud of?”. The graphic below portrays just a few of their answers. Students, thank you for sharing your pride with us!
Mark your calendars, Tuesday, October 5!Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us at the BBCHS Soccer Game. Martinex Tacos will be here with their food, farmers market style! JV begins at 5pm and Varsity at 6:30pm.Huge thank you to the equity team as well as the Bilingual and EL staff for making this event happen for our community and students.We hope to see you all there!
Student Spotlight: Tiffani Rodriguez
Today we are continuing to elevate and highlight the Hispanic voices within our school community as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Thank you Tiffani for sharing your voice and perspective with us.
As a reminder, tomorrow we are continuing to celebrate this month in partnership with our soccer team. Martinez tacos will be here with their delicious food, farmers market style for our community. We invite you all to come out and celebrate with us! JV: 5pm & Varsity: 6:30pm.
Photo CC: What is one part of Hispanic heritage that you are most proud of? "I'm proud of how we celebrate Día de los Muertos. It brings us a lot of us together to celebrate the ones who are no longer with us in a positive way. We gather, grieve, and eat lots of food. We embrace all the beautiful colors and dances. It shows a part of who we are." Tiffani Rodriguez - BBCHS Student
Día de la Raza
To continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, today we want to say Happy Día de la Raza “Day of the Race”, to all our Hispanic/Latinx friends.As USA commemorates Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 11, the Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Ecuador celebrate the Día de la Raza ("Day of the Race") on 12th October to recognize their indigenous people, traditions, and cultural heritage.Argentina calls today, "Day of Respect of Cultural Diversity" and Peru calls it "Day of the Aboriginal Peoples & Intercultural Dialogue" .As for Spain, October 12 is also the National Day of Spain, which is to commemorates the Spanish legacy to the world.Let us celebrate this beautiful day together as one. Happy Día de la Raza!
Student Spotlight: Yarizza Pina
Today we are excited to feature BBCHS student Yarizza Pina! Yarizza is a senior student who is described as compassionate and hard-working by all of her teachers. She serves as the President of the Ecology Club, is a proud NHS member, and a Cosmetology student at Kankakee Area Career Center.As part of our Hispanic heritage month celebration, we interviewed Yarizza and are very thankful we got the chance to hear her unique and thoughtful perspectives. She was quick to share praise for her family stating, “It is encouraging to see how my parents have worked so hard to build a better future for us.” Yarizza also shared that her family often partakes in traditional food while discussing different cultural holidays and the importance of celebrating them.Yarizza is busy keeping up with her senior year while also trying to finish her hours at KACC. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us Yarizza! We wish you the very best of luck on all your current and future endeavors.
As we kick off our final week of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, today we are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to feature sisters Kristina Heinze and Shannon Zielsdorf: two incredibly powerful, inspirational, and strong Hispanic women.We invite you to take a few short minutes out of your day to read about their stories and their lived experiences. You will leave feeling nothing short of inspired.Kristina and Shannon, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy lives to share your perspective and voice with us. Your community is exceptionally proud of all you have and will continue to accomplish.
Alumni Spotlight: Deisy Anderson
Today to continue our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, we are featuring alumni, Deisy Anderson. Deisy is a woman of many talents and passions. We are so lucky to be able to share her beautiful soul with this community. We invite you to read her story below.As we have two more days left in our celebration of this month, this marks the final alumni spotlight. To all BBCHS alumni who have shared with us, THANK YOU for your stories, perspectives, and thoughts. Our community can learn a lot from all of you. You are valued and appreciated.
Our staff came together to support the BBCHS Entrepreneurship course, while also celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. World Language teachers created this beautiful t-shirt design that entrepreneurship students worked tirelessly to make reality. Staff have been wearing this design around this month as a way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage for our students, staff, and community.
Student Representation Photo
On our final day of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, we are excited to spotlight our wonderful student population. This photo is just a snapshot of the Hispanic/Lantix students in our building as well as the countries they represent. We are so grateful for our diverse community with unique stories and perspectives. This is what makes BBCHS a family.Happy Hispanic Heritage Month Boilers! Thank you for celebrating with us all month long.Countries represented in this photo:ArgentinaBoliviaChileCosta RicaCubaDominican RepublicEcuadorEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaGuatemalaHondurasMexicoNicaraguaPanamaParaguayPeruPuerto RicoSpainUruguayVenezuela