Diversity Equity and Inclusion is one of our top priorities during the school year. With so many events happening in our society, we want to ensure that our community knows we are celebrating and engaged with the many if not all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During the year, we will continue to celebrate and honor the diversity of our McAuliffe Community. Both online and in-person, our students and staff have the opportunity to engage with various celebrations of culture and diversity. From the classroom to your home, it is our goal to continue to promote and engage our McAuliffe community with positive influences surrounding DEI. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- these words matter. It matters to our students, our staff, and most of all our community.
Azul Armenta (8th grader): “It is important because my grandparents got their independence during this month. They came to the United States to give us a better life. My cultural heritage is important because it is a part of my life and my identity!”
Rosa Lopez (7th grader): “My Hispanic heritage is important to me because it makes up my family, my friends and traditions.”
Jayden Ruiz (7th grader): “It is important because it’s a part of my culture, I grew up Hispanic and with my family. My grandpa is from Mexico and he came by himself. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here.”
Adam Vazquez (8th grader): “Because it shows how hard I have to work to get things in life. My culture, where I come from and who I am.”
Jaden Barrios (7th grader): “Hispanic Heritage Month represents my culture and my family. It’s very important for everyone to celebrate it because so people can learn about the things that Hispanic people have contributed to in America. My culture represents my family and what they have done to get me where I am.”
Camila Canelon (8th grader): “It’s important because it shows how we should appreciate the Hispanic culture and what people have done. It’s a way to say thank you to the people of Hispanic culture. It’s also a way to say thank you to all the workers, especially those that work in hard jobs. It’s a good way to show them appreciation. My culture is important to me because I am very grateful for being a part of the Hispanic heritage. It’s beautiful and an honor to be Hispanic. Our people are loving, hard working people. When you know how your culture is, you say I am so proud to be a part of it. Many people see Hispanic culture and want to be a part of it.”