Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept - Oct 2022

With the help of the DEIJ committee and other incredible staff members, WNS has put together a number of events and learning opportunities designed to inspire, to bring joy, and to celebrate latinx and hispanic culture.

Event Spotlights

Gorditas Cooking Class

October 18, 2022 | Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

We’re inviting the whole WNS community to join Chef Carmen Paul (also know as Señora Paul to her students!) for a virtual cooking class where we’ll be making her famed gorditas! Each year, Chef Carmen cooks her gorditas for our middle schoolers as a treat near the end of the summer trimester, and now to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage month, we’ll be learning from the very best and making our own!

Click here to join the Zoom 

Passcode: wnsjets

Please click here to view the ingredients list. 

Mariachi Arcoiris

October 12, 2022 | 8:15am | During Community Gathering.

Parents/caregivers welcome!

Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles performs its repertoire to suit the LGBTQ community while it maintains the highest level of musicality.

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is proud to have the first transgender female, Natalia Melendez, in the history of mariachi as one of its members. Natalia has been featured in a two-part special for Univision news, which depicts her life and struggles as a transgender woman in the mariachi world. As a result of this two-part special, in its short existence, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles has been invited to perform for 3 different morning news shows on Univision, which includes the “Lanzate” program. During each one of these presentations, the mariachi was highlighted because of its special nature in representing the LGBTQ community.

Community Events

Looking to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month in the wider Los Angeles Community?

Click the button opposite to read about some fantastic events taking place around the city. 

Learning corner

Sept - Oct 2022

Through this Learning Corner, and through special programming in the classrooms, students can access a range of resources specially curated for a range of ages and grade levels. Click below to access book lists, upcoming events, resources, lesson plans, and more.