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Christina Celebrates Black History

#ChristinaCelebrates Black History Month

Black History Month, which is celebrated in the month of February, is a time for us to recognize and give tribute to those individuals who have played a significant role in shaping our past. Let us come together to acknowledge and amplify the voices that have made a lasting impact on our history.

This month, we pay homage to the brave men, women, and children who stood up against injustice, advocated for peace and love, and advocated for the universal acceptance of equality. It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community. 

Here are a few activities planned by our schools and programs to celebrate Black History Month.

Brader Elementary

  • Brader ES will have a special spirit month calendar along with Black History Month learning activities
  • February 23: Interactive performance assemblies featuring African drummers will take place with every grade level

Brennen School

  • In honor of Black History Month, the Brennen Beverage Cart will feature a specially curated Black History Month theme. A trivia contest was organized for the staff members.

Brookside Elementary

  • Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

The Bayard School

  • Black History Month Art, Music & Writing Contest about Perseverance
  • Culture Clothing Days - Culturally inspired attire encouraged to be worn by students and staff every Friday.
  • Black History Month Door Decorating Contest
  • February 21 - Drumming Presentations
  • February 27 - Grand Opera House Experience “African American Heritage Literature”

Leasure Elementary

  • February 1: Leasure ES kicked off Black History Month with their annual Black History Month calendar of events
  • Living Legend School Wide Project: Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as an African-American leader, inventor, actor, doctor, lawyer, judge, athlete, or artist and present a special biography project based on the person they chose.

Keene Elementary

  • 4th grade will be hosting a Black History Book-Tasting event. This event will allow for our 4th graders to learn more about the different literary genres, authors, and titles that are deeply rooted in rich African American History.
  • 5th grade at Keene will research influential African Americans throughout our history.

Kirk Middle

  • February 29, 6 PM: Kirk MS will host a Black History Celebration

Marshall Elementary

  • Marshall ES will feature Art in Black History during morning announcements, as well as a culminating activity with students recreating art inspired by their favorite artist.

McVey Elementary

  • McVey ES will announce Black History facts as a part of their morning announcements.

Newark High

  • February 19-23: Black History Month Spirit Week
  • February 23, 7 PM: BASSU will host a “One Night in Harlem” Harlem Renaissance Dance

Pulaski Early Education Center

  • February 28, 10 AM: Pulaski will host a Black History Performance. 

Shue-Medill Middle

  • February 28: Shue-Medill MS will host a Student Art Exhibit celebrating African culture and accomplishments. The event will also feature vendors and performances.

Stubbs Early Education Center

  • February 5-9: Spirit Week
  • February 29, 2 PM: Student Step Performance
  • Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

Wilson Elementary 

  • Wilson ES will feature announcements highlighting Black History Moments, alongside enriching activities during library, art, and music classes.