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Si se puede Art Competition and Hispanic Heritage Month

Kansas City Public Schools joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the rich history, culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans, who are descendants of individuals from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The observance originated in 1968 as a weeklong celebration and expanded into a 30-day commemoration in 1988, according to hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

This month, all KCPS students are invited and encouraged to participate in the "Si se puede” Art Competition.  “Si se puede” is translated to mean, “Yes, it can be done”.  Students are to demonstrate what “Si se puede” means to them through their visual art. Four prizes will be awarded:

  • Primary – (K – 3rd): First Place ($100 gift card)
  • Intermediate – (4th – 6th): First Place ($100 gift card) 
  • Middle – (7th – 8th): First Place ($100 gift card)
  • High – (9th – 12th): ($100 gift card)

All students who submit an entry will be given a certificate. The Board will acknowledge the winners of the competition at its October 27 meeting. Students can submit their entries online by filling out this Google Form: Si se puede Art Entry. Entries are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The winners are encouraged to be present at the Board Meeting, but attendance is not mandatory.

For questions regarding the “Si se puede” Art Competition or the HHM Lunch and Learn, email equity@kcpublicschools.org.  For more details on Hispanic Heritage Month and its significance, visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov.