This year, Wylie ISD has made efforts to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month, which spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year, celebrates Hispanic and Latino contributions to American history and culture. The dates surround the independence days of several Latino and Spanish-speaking countries. WISD’s Diversity and Inclusion office spearheaded the celebrations, and implemented several initiatives in which the community can recognize and participate.
Several of their efforts have been made on social media. Posts highlighting Hispanic and Latino teachers, staff and students in Wylie were some of the first posts of a new Instagram page called “People of Wylie ISD.” The same posts were also shared on the Wylie ISD Diversity and Inclusion Facebook page, and gave members of the community an opportunity to share more about their stories, their heritage and who they are as people.
By Shardae White • [email protected]