Barton Junior High School
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2023
History of Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month originally began as Hispanic Heritage Week that was sponsored by Mexican American Rep. Edward R. Roybal. Two decades later, it was extended to a month long celebration, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The significance of September 15th is that it is the anniversary of a town in Mexico that launched that country's war for independence from Spain, even though they celebrate officially on the 16th. Other countries that celebrate their independence on this day are the Central American nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In South America, Chile has their independence day on September 18th. This month aims at honoring how various Hispanic peoples have shaped and aided in the advancement of the United States.
Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus
Luis Von Ahn
This Guatemalan inventor helped create the modern CAPTCHA (Controlling Access to Computer Systems and Annotating Media Files) and reCAPTCHA system that pops up when you try to sign up for a website and import personal information. In addition, he is also the CEO for Duolingo that utilizes the system as well!
This Mexican American pioneer became the first Hispanic woman to go to space on her nine-day mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993. She is currently serving as Vice Chair of the National Science Board.
ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER
El Dorado High School Track Sponsorship
The 2023 Varsity Girls Track team won the state championship for the second year in a row; these are the only two girls track state championships in the school's history. The girls have raised $7500 towards the $10,800 needed for their state championship rings. Please consider sponsoring or donating towards the team's ring fund so we can commemorate their awesome season!
For more information, please contact Coach John Koonce at email@example.com!
DUE SEPTEMBER 22ND
Northwest Elementary Holiday Shirt Fundraiser
Help Northwest celebrate the Holidays and promote Autism Awareness! This shirt will feature the design below and "El Dorado School District" on the sleeve. Funds will go in the NW Student Activities Account to benefit all students with a percentage designated specifically for our students with autism.
$20 each forest green t-shirt
$30 for gray sweatshirt
Orders and money due by Friday, September 29.
Cash or Check made out to Northwest Elementary
Location: 400 W. Faulkner Street, El Dorado, AR, USA