Shout out to Mrs. Babich's Kindergarteners for their outstanding work during Black History Month. What an amazing way to #ElevateExcellence. Great job, friends!
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Mrs. Albright's third graders ended Black History Month with a bit of research and presentations. Such an awesome job, friends! What a way to #ElevateExcellence and learn about prominent African Americans who made a difference in our past.
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February 28th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Nina Simone who was a singer, songwriter, and activist. Her song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" became an anthem of the civil rights movement in 1969. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 27th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Booker T. Washington who was a thinker, educator, and author. At one time, he was the most famous African American in the country! He believed that farming and hard labor were the best ways for Black people to gain the respect of white society. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 26th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Ray Charles who is known as the Genius of Soul; James Brown who is known as the Godfather of Soul; Aretha Franklin who is known as the Queen of Soul; and Sam Cooke who is known as the King of Soul. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 25th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Benjamin Bannaker who was a free Black man during the time of slavery and a self-educated scientist, farmer, almanac writer, and mathematician. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
District 163 Families: Our PreK through 5th grade Virtual Black History Program has been rescheduled to premiere on Sunday, February 27th. Our virtual program links will be shared on Sunday evening for your viewing enjoyment. We apologize for the change in programming and appreciate your understanding.
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
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February 24th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Gabby Douglas who is an Olympic gymnast and the first African American to win the individual all-around event. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 23rd: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Jackie Robinson who rose out of the Negro Leagues to become the first African-American baseball player to play in the majors. He faced a lot of discrimination along the way and was ultimately the first Black player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
Ms. Cieslak, Ms. Mitchell, and their students were thrilled about today's 2-22-22 "TWOsday." Such a fun celebration!!
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
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February 22nd: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Jesse Owens who was a runner. At the 1936 Olympics (held in Germany at a time when German leader Adolph Hitler had declared that white people were superior to everyone else), Owens won four gold medals for track and field events. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 21st: In honor of Black History Month (and President's Day), today we recognize Barack Obama who was the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American to serve in that office. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 20th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Toni Morrison who was one of America's greatest authors. She was also a book editor, college professor, and mother. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 19th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Michelle Obama who is a lawyer, an author, and a former first lady of the United States. She is the closest we have to American royalty. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month for practicing self-advocacy and being count-on students each day at Mohawk. #ElevatingExcellence
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
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February 18th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Shirley Chisholm who was the first Black woman in Congress, where she proposed laws that gave more power to women and African Americans. In 1972, she became the first woman and the first African American to seek the nomination of a major party in a presidential election. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 17th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Bayard Rustin who helped Dr. King understand the power of breaking unjust laws and was a key organizer of the March on Washington. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 16th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Ella Baker. She was a leading activist and organizer in the civil rights movement. She worked with the NAACP and helped to found Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and SNCC. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 15th: In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Diane Nash. Nash is a civil rights leader who began as a student activist in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She participated in the Freedom Rides and helped to integrate lunch counters and bus terminals. She continues to fight for a fairer world. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert
February 14th: In honor of Black History Month (and Valentine's Day), today we recognize Mildred Loving. Loving married a white man, illegally. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which decided that her marriage was legal and true. (Source: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez)
3 months ago, Lori Colbert