Board Proclaims National Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Original article from the DPS Board of Education Update for April 25, 2019

Board Proclaims National Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

In Denver, 3.6% of students are of Asian/Pacific descent. The proclamation recognizes the importance of “embracing our diverse history so that all children can see themselves in our Nation’s past and know that they have a crucial role to play in its future.”Board President Anne Rowe invited members of the Asian Education Advisory Council (AEAC) to officially proclaim May 2019 National Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Priscilla Shaw, a 25-year DPS teacher who also serves as chair of the AEAC, spoke about the council’s annual awards ceremony that celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander students for their leadership qualities and academic accomplishments. “Every first Sunday in May, we celebrate our Asian students, teachers, principals, parent volunteers, SSPs and community organizations, who work together to give back to our students and make sure we recognize their achievements, which is really important in our community.” she said.

The full proclamation is available here.