• Cultural Calendar
Celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Achievements with National Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month, often referred to as Latin Heritage Month by the Latinx community, is a global celebration of the rich vibrant contributions, cultures, traditions, and achievements of the Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world.  This year, it takes place from September 15-October 15. 

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month was originally launched as a weeklong celebration in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, with September chosen for its link to the independence commemorations of several Latin American nations worldwide. 

Today, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of the many Latinx American artists, scientists, leaders and more whose ancestors ranged from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, to Central and South America, and who have left a lasting legacy of inspiration. 

Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month here.


Observing Wounded Knee Day

Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

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Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

With over 9 million Native Americans in the United States today, from over 500 different federally recognized tribes, and with 29 of those tribes within the state of Washington. PSESD is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) and pay tribute to the diversity, rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans in our districts. 

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