Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Message From Superintendent Soto 


Holyoke Public Schools celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month each year from September 15 through October 15 in classrooms across the district a variety of ways.

“With 81 percent of our students and more than half of our city’s residents identifying as Latino or Latina, Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity for our whole community to feel proud, represented, and engaged with the native roots of so many of our residents,” said Superintendent Anthony Soto.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration of the histories, cultures, and contributions of American residents whose families came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Here at HPS, our classrooms celebrate through discussions about culture and history, art projects, reading relevant literature and children’s stories, and more.

Follow the district’s Facebook page for stories and photos throughout the month.