Tyler ISD Successful Student Outcomes Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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

Video Guidelines: 

  • Videos may be in English or Spanish

  • Submit (email) video by September 30 (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

elementary aged children dressed in Hispanic traditional attire

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.

elementary aged children dressed in Hispanic traditional attire

elementary aged children dressed in Hispanic traditional attire

elementary aged children dressed in Hispanic traditional attire

elementary aged children dressed in Hispanic traditional attire

Monday, September 26 - 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tyler High School hosted a Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Attendees enjoyed food, music, student made art, Loteria, and cookies in the Library along with the first Parent/Teacher meeting for the school year!

Thursday, October 6 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ramey Elementary School will host a Hispanic Heritage Celebration for 4th & 5th-grade bilingual classes. “Fun in the Marketplace” (Diversion en el Mercado) includes an onstage performance in the café. Students will perform various energetic and interactive songs and bring a book to life as they reenact the story! A surprise performance of a traditional Mexican/Latin American dance from teachers is sure to leave children cheering loudly. Guests can tour the “market” to experience various countries and stands where they can stop and receive “souvenirs” as they travel.

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. 

4 women stand behind a table with Tyler ISD tablecloth and flyers/pamphlets on the table. Two of the young ladies are wearing full evening gowns

woman stands behind table with information about Tyler ISD

two women stand next to each other holding a Tyler ISD bag

two women stand next to each other holding a Tyler ISD bag

elementary aged girls dressed in Hispanic traditional dresses

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. 

three adults standing next to each other in a kitchen

Katy Party Rentals Provides Lunch to Dixie Staff

Thank you to our new Success Partner, KATY PARTY Rentals, for providing lunch to the Dixie Elementary staff and for supporting our students in their new Hispanic Heritage Month project!

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Paleteria Polar Provides Food for Bonner Staff

Paleteria Polar brought delicious bionicos, fresas con crema, and fruit for the Bonner staff to enjoy. 

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