Bombongo Ice Cream shop, our new Socio de Éxito, treated Austin Elementary staff and students to ice cream. Teachers received an ice cream cone, while students got a free ice cream cone coupon.
Tyler ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us from September 15 to October 15 as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Various events, lessons, and activities will take place at campuses throughout the district as we observe the impact and contributions people of Hispanic and Latino cultures have made.
Learn more about how Hispanic Heritage Month started and why we celebrate it.
Everyone in Tyler ISD Can Participate...
To help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to see you see you dish it up in the kitchen! Check out this short video to learn how to make Mexican flautas from two of our own students, and then submit a video of yourself cooking your favorite Hispanic dish to be entered to win a dinner for four at Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant.
Videos may be in English or Spanish
Submit (email) video by October 15 (include full name & your connection to Tyler ISD)
All Tyler ISD students, staff, families and alumni are invited to participate
All videos submitted will be entered for a drawing to win a dinner for four at Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant in Tyler
Winner will be randomly drawn on October 16, 2022
Submitting your video grants Tyler ISD full rights of use
See the Campus Celebrations
Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School kicked off the festivities with their annual “La Raspa” dance. Throughout the month, students and staff will display other Hispanic Heritage and traditions, including dressing up as their favorite Hispanic artists, representing their favorite soccer team by wearing their jersey, dressing up as their favorite Encanto character, and dressing up as their favorite Hispanic Hero to wrap up the month.
Tyler Legacy Student Brings Venezuela to Jones Elementary School - Jones Elementary students and staff were in for an unexpected treat on Tuesday morning. They received a special visit from Tyler Legacy sophomore, Fabiola Caraballo, and her mother in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Fabiola, a gifted singer and actress, shared with the students about the traditional dress of Venezuela, showed the students the flag of Venezuela and then sang them two songs in Spanish. The students were enthralled by her lovely voice! Fabiola shared with the students how much pride she has to be born in Venezuela. She and her mother immigrated to the U.S. when Fabiola was five. Her mother, an engineer, moved to Tyler on a work visa and brought her young daughter with her. When Fabiola arrived, she spoke no English, but quickly learned at Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School. She and her mom are now permanent residents and are working on gaining U.S. citizenship. Along with singing and acting with Tyler ISD, Tyler Civic Theater and the Magill Musical Theater, Fabiola is taking advanced classes and also plays both club and school soccer. She says she has considered the possibility of pursuing a career as a professional performer some day.
Ramey Elementary School hosted a Hispanic Heritage Celebration for 4th & 5th-grade bilingual classes. “Fun in the Marketplace” (Diversion en el Mercado) included an onstage performance in the café. Students performed various energetic and interactive songs and brought a book to life as they reenacted the story! A surprise performance of a traditional Mexican/Latin American dance from teachers left children cheering loudly. Guests toured the “market” to experience various countries and stands where they received “souvenirs” as they traveled.
Celebrations in the Community
We enjoyed introducing our new Bilingual/ESL Director Lizbeth Moore, as well as sharing information about our different programs at the Rose City Fiesta. We even gave away a couple door prizes to lucky winners!
Students from Caldwell Arts Academy and Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School also took the stage to perform traditional Hispanic songs and dances.
Support from our Success Partners
Our community’s Hispanic-owned businesses are supporting our schools in many ways. Throughout the month, we will spotlight our Success Partners (Socios de Éxito) as they head out to different campuses to show support to our students and staff.
Sweet Treats for Staff & Students at Austin Elementary School
Licea Insurance Group Provides Coffee and Sweet Bread for ECHS Staff
Thank you to our Success Partner, Licea Insurance Group, for the coffee and sweet bread for the Early College High School staff!