Feb. 6, 2020 -- Each school in the District is celebrating Black History Month with a range of creative events, including historical trivia, living wax museums, musical performances, panel discussions, and more.
-Wax Museum as part of Soul Food Cafe on February 18, 6-8 p.m.
-Morning Announcements: We will begin with some traditional African American artists contributions in the genre of classical music. We will also focus on jazz/gospel and end with contemporary artists. A "Readers Theater" will feature three poems.
-All school assembly: Thursday, February 27, 1:30 p.m.
-Black History in American Music - February 18 (1 p.m. grades K-2; 2 p.m. grades 3-5)
-Soul Food Luncheon for Staff - February 21
-All School Celebration Highlighting Black History - February 25
-Artist Music Selection
-A photographer related to a teacher has generously volunteered to take professional photographs of our students reenacting important moments in African-American history, from scientists to artists to medical professionals and more. Students will complete the research, reenact the moment, and be prepared to explain their important moment to Gearity students when we complete a gallery walk at the end of February.
-Black History Celebration: February 28, 6-8 p.m.
-Black History Assembly: February 27, 1:30 p.m.
-Student Praise Dancers: Throughout the month and 2/27
-High School Gospel Choir: 2/27
-Little Known Black History Facts: Daily at 8:50 a.m.
-Djapo Cultural Institute Assembly: February 24, 2 p.m.
-Live Wax Museum
-Photos of all students - add 20 more pictures to the school
-Book Vending Machine for K-5
Monticello Middle School
Month-long activities involving our theme, “Success always leaves footprints!”
-Black History Trivia: Daily during announcements
-Hall of Fame Walkway (Display of posters & door decor): Daily
-Student Council Roaring 20’s Swing Dance-a-Thon: February 18, 3-5 p.m.
-All School Celebration Highlighting Black History: February 20, afternoon assembly
-A Taste of Soul (Soul Food Dinner): February 20, 6:20-7:20 p.m.
-BHM Dress Up Theme Days
-Student Council Election/Guest Speaker
-Music Played Over PA System
-Heights Gospel Choir Performance
-Men of Distinction - Spoken Word Performance
Feb 3: Just Mercy at Cedar Lee Theatre after school 4:10 show/and support black-owned businesses (apparel, restaurants, etc)
Feb 5: Black Women in Law panel discussion with attorneys Jasmine Stover and Tiffany Hill
Feb 6: Dashiki/cultural clothing day
Feb 10 thru Feb 14: Door decorating contest begins
*Mental Health Week (Cultivating strategies to improve mental health in the black community)
Feb 10: Yoga
Feb 11: Self-Defense
Feb 12: Anger Management
Feb 13: Fighting Depression Through Physical Activity
Feb 20: Flip the Script - Students dress like teachers, teachers dress like students
Feb 27: MSAN Ice Skating at Rec Center