Published on Wed., February 1, 2017
School 2017 Black History Month Activities/Programs
W. M. Bass Elementary School Teachers have been integrating Black History activities within instruction. 

In addition, on February 17th at 10:00 a.m., the Black and Gold contestants (Alpha Phi Alpha partnership) will be reading to all students attending intersession.  

Bedford Hills Elementary School Each classroom selected a local African-American Husky Hero. Students interviewed the selected individuals. Each classroom decorated their door in honor of that person. On February 16th at 9:15 a.m., each Husky Hero will be honored at an assembly.
Dearington Elementary School of Innovation February 1st - Begin Daily morning announcements from SGA- Salute to African Americans

February 13th - Black History Kickoff Assembly - Dr. Elondra Napper - Author/Speaker "Every Child Needs A Champion"- 2:00 p.m.

February 22nd - A Tribute to African-American Women Assembly - Students research local and nationally known African-American women and present to the student body. Also, the librarian will have books and send out a link of resources/videos that can be used to teach African-American History in your classroom - 2:00 p.m.

P. L. Dunbar Middle School of Innovation Step Afrika is scheduled to come to Dunbar on February 23rd at 1:30 p.m. for a school-wide assembly and performance. Step Afrika is a non-profit professional stepping troupe based in Washington DC that travels internationally performing step routines that are steeped in both African and African-American history. They provide context to their step routines by connecting the history of step to black fraternities and sororities in America and African gumboot dancing in South Africa. They perform in many school districts around the country and simultaneously provide entertainment, knowledge of African-American history and cultural influence, and encouragement for students to attend college.  
E. C. Glass High School On February 2nd we will celebrate all of the African-American principals during halftime of the Glass vs. Heritage game. "Hidden Figures" activity throughout the month.
Empowement Academy We are going to embed facts about individuals and key moments in history.  
Fort Hill Community School Topics embedded in teachers' lessons:  
  • Why celebrate Black History in February?
  • Spotlight on Carter G. Woodson and Frederick Douglass
  • Black History projects (report, collage, timeline, poster)
  • LITTLE KNOWN FACTS about contributions to America made by African Americans
Heritage Elementary School February 21st - Brotherhood Around The World--A Rap Opera - 2:15 p.m.
Heritage High School

February 1-24:  Morning Announcements - Brief bios for distinguished African Americans from Virginia and our own community.

February 6 - Guest speakers from the community spoke to students during 6 class periods

February 9 - Showing the motion picture, RACE during the weekly Crossroads program. - 2:45-5:00 p.m.

February 17 - "Cookies and Cocoa" Mix It Up social for faculty and students -7:05-7:30 a.m. in the Media Center

February 24 - During the 5th period class, Cultural Awareness Lesson Plan obtained from

February 24 - Faculty luncheon with program - 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. following early dismissal

Hutcherson Early Learning Center On February 20th, our classrooms will read the book, "Whoever You Are" by Mem Fox that celebrates inclusiveness and diversity. We will do an art project with students drawing themselves. We will display this in the school - ready for our Conference Night on February 23rd. . 
Laurel Regional School On February 20th at 9:30 a.m., Ms. Sheron Colston will be coming for the 3rd year to present an interactive program of African drumming and dance for the students at the Laurel Regional Program. Not only does she perform, but she teaches the students dance steps and drumming techniques and everyone participates! We look forward to it every year!  
Linkhorne Middle School Students will be researching famous African Americans during English classes.
Linkhorne Elementary School 5th grade students at LES have been researching famous African Americans. In February, these men/women will be featured.
Paul Munro Elementary School February 8th - Virginia Repertory Theatre - Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad - 2:15 p.m.
Perrymony Elementary School Classes will study famous African Americans during the social studies block. Mrs. Snelling, our media specialist, will share/read books and information about black history during each grade level's weekly library classes. The dates and times will vary by grade level. Daily morning announcements will feature famous African Americans and their accomplishments.
R. S. Payne Elementary School Special Black History Month themed slides on morning announcements - "Who Am I?"
Sandusky Elementary School Classes will study famous African Americans embedded in the curriculum for various subject areas. Mrs. Makepeace, media specialist, will share/read books, present powerpoints, and share information about black history and famous African Americans during each grade level's weekly library classes. The dates and times will vary. Literature from ReadWorks will be used to provide additional information on famous African Americans. Information regarding Black History Month and famous African Americans will be included as part of morning announcements daily.   
Sandusky Middle School On February 24th at 9:15 a.m., there will be an assembly about Dr. Walter Johnson. J. Johnson Smith from "Tennis is My Racquet" will be the speaker.
Sheffield Elementary School Art teacher has black history art and details posted throughout the school.

"Martin Luther King had a Dream: What is your Dream?" - with 3-5 grade via Library class

Posting of famous African Americans throughout the building

Morning announcements will highlight prominent African Americans

T. C. Miller School for Innovation

Daily announcements will highlight prominent African Americans

Special focus in art, music, and library classes

Display of famous African Americans through grade level hallways

Each classroom will select an African American to research and focus on to present

After school focus on famous African Americans

Library will feature biographies of African Americans and encourage students to read the selection

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