Fair Haven K-8 School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, October 21, 2011
 
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
 
FAIR HAVEN K-8 SCHOOL CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH LATIN DANCING, SINGING
 
 
 
Fair Haven K-8 School today celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a program of Latin dance and singing.
 
 
 
The event featured professionals as well students and faculty performing Salsa and other Latin dances as well singing Latin songs. Arte, Inc., a Fair Haven-based Hispanic arts organization, helped sponsor the event.
 
 
 
Almost 80 percent of Fair Haven School’s students are of Hispanic heritage, one of the largest proportions of any school in the district. The program recognized the students’ many places of origin, including Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Brazil.
 
 
 
Speakers told students to be proud of being Hispanic and American. The performances took place under a banner reading, “Many Backgrounds. Many Stories. One American Spirit.”
 
 
 
“This event celebrates Hispanic heritage and gives everyone a chance to have fun,” Principal Kim Johnsky said. “Latino students can take pride in their culture and rejoice in who they are. We want students to feel proud of their origins as they come together as Americans. This program is a wonderful and enjoyable learning experience for all.
 
 
 
“I want to thank Arte, Inc. for its hard work in supporting and sponsoring this event.”  
 
 
 
A total of 690 students attend Fair Haven School.