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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at CCHS

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at CCHS

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 through October 15.

Through a collaboration between Central Catholic’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; the World Language Department, and the student-led S.C.O.P.E. and Vision groups, we will be celebrating throughout the month and beyond with various activities throughout the school.  

National Hispanic Heritage Month offers us a time to recognize the many positive contributions that Hispanics have made to the United States.  

Everyone is invited to participate!

Hispanic Heritage Month at Central Catholic High School

Presented by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, the Spanish Heritage Classes, S.C.O.P.E., and Visions

Monday, September 30: Casi, Casi Latin American movie screening, Rogers Memorial Theater, 3:00 PM to 5:00PM

Friday, October 4: Teacher Appreciation Potluck offered by Spanish Heritage classes

Thursday, October 10: Pastelitos sold in Baroni Hall during lunches (S.C.O.P.E.)

October 15 - 18: Spanish Serenity prayer in morning, Memorare prayer in afternoon

October 31: Dia de Los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead)-themed Visions Coffeehouse, Baroni Hall, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ongoing Exhibit: Celebrating Lawrence's Latino History

Through a partnership with the Lawrence History Center, Mr. Mark Svendsen was able to arrange for the multi-panel exhibit on display in the Webster Family Lobby

  1. A painting that depicts Semana Hispana (Hispanic Week), a celebration founded in 1979 to promote the richness and variety of Hispanic culture in our city
  2. A discussion of the negative portrayals of our city and the rich cultural heritage that is often ignored in the headlines
  3. Images of Lawrence activist Isabel Melendez and current Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera

Please take a few minutes during Hispanic Heritage Month to check out this celebration of our city's rich history! 

Thank you to the Lawrence History Center and to CCHS teachers Mr. Mark Svendsen and Mr. Matthew Joyal for making this exhibit possible.

About Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.