September 15, 2021 — National Hispanic Heritage month begins September 15, and Midland ISD is celebrating in a variety of ways.
Our dual-language elementary school, Ben Milam International Academy, is celebrating all month long through a variety of courses and events that educate students about Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. Countries include Mexico, Spain, as well as nations from Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
"We feel programs like this are critical to the work we do as a dual language academy," said Milam Principal Brenda Jobes. "Learning about and understanding the cultures they are studying helps our students gain a deeper understanding of the language."
Each grade at Milam was assigned to a different country from the Spanish-speaking world. The students will participate in a variety of lessons about the history, art, and culture of their country. This may also include learning about traditional activities, dances, and games from each country.
On October 15, each class will tour the campus and "visit" counties in other classrooms, which will include displays about each country. The campus will also hold a school-wide assembly that will include performances by each grade level.
Media should look for more details about this event as October 15 nears.