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Celebrating Black History Month ~ 2017

Photos from the 2016 MLK "I Have a Dream" Speech event at the Lincoln Memorial.

Photos from the 2016 MLK “I Have a Dream” Speech event at the Lincoln Memorial.

 

 

All three campuses are celebrating Black History Month in unique and meaningful ways.

At Peabody, the Kindergarteners are studying famous African Americans and creating visual presentations in preparation for the “Famous Black American” event for teachers and parents on February 24th. This is a very special annual tradition at Peabody, and the Kindergarteners always impress!

Watkins students are celebrating in many ways this year, including spotlighting Black History Month facts and African American leaders during Morning Announcements, dressing up as a famous African American on “African American Heroes Day,” an HBCU Panel for 3rd – 5th grades, a Black History Month Celebration on February 23rd, and last, but not least, the 13th Annual MLK “I Have a Dream” Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, on February 24th. The entire school will travel to the Lincoln Memorial to be present as the 5th grade students take turns reciting one line of the speech. It is a very moving event, and a true honor for Watkins students and families. Take a moment to watch a report on last year’s event: 2016 MLK Event.

At Stuart-Hobson, 7th graders were treated to a screening of the film “Hidden Figures,” the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.