JCPS Black History Month Events

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Some of the Black History Month events taking place around JCPS.

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Audubon

Traditional

Elementary School

African American Read-In

February 11th-14th

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Blake

Elementary

School

“Wax museum” of famous

African Americans and their

contributions to society.

February 22

2-3:30 p.m. in cafeteria

Open to the public

Bloom Elementary

School

Annual Black History

Month door contest. The

topic this year is HBCUs.

Throughout February.

Blue Lick

Elementary

School

Steve Grant Motivational

Speaker.

February 27

Brandeis

Elementary

School

Brandeis

Elementary

School

African-American Read In:

Brandeis is Seeking

volunteers from our

community, specifically

African-American leaders, to

come in to our schools and

read to our students!

African-American Read In:

John F. Kennedy Montessori

Elementary School is Seeking

volunteers from our

community, specifically

African-American leaders, to

come in to our schools and

read to our students!

Friday, Feb. 22

9:15 – 3:15 a.m.

For more info, please email

Stephanie Link at

Stephanie.link@

jefferson.kyschools.us.

Friday, Feb. 27

9:15 – 3:15 a.m.


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Central High

School

"Stronger Than Hate"

poetry slam

February 13. 3 p.m.

Central High

School

Black History Month

Celebration

February 21. 9:30-11:00

a.m.

Crums Lane

Elementary

School

“African American History

Night

February, 21 (5:00-7:00

p.m.)

Crums Lane

Elementary

School

“Famous Americans” PAW

Celebration

February, 22 (2:30-3:30

p.m.)

DuPont Manual

High School

If There Is No Struggle, There

Is No Progress Annual Black

History Month Celebration.

There will be liturgical dance,

song, spoken word, and

instrumental selections to

showcase the contributions of

African-Americans in today’s

culture.

February 27.

DuValle Education

Center

African-American Read-In

(guest readers)

February 26. 10:30 A.M.-

3:30 P.M.


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Fairdale

Elementary

School

K- They are learning about 4-5 AA historical figures and will

write about them. They will do a bulletin board to display their

work.

1st- First is studying historical and present influential AA

leaders. They are discussing civil rights. They will work with

parents to make one square for each student, in order to

create a quilt that will be displayed.

2nd- This will be a Project Based Learning event. They will

study various leaders and do a writing project to present

during class.

3rd- Literacy study w/ 4 books during reading workshop.

They will research a famous AA and create a foldable

bookmark and present the information to their class.

4th- Researching influential black leaders, learning character

traits, comparing and contrasting events and leaders. They will

demonstrate their learning in Google Slides/Backpack.

5th Will research contributions of AA leaders, select one and

present during Morning Meeting in the format of their choice.

Backpack quality work.

Library- Research famous AA and do a report for 4-5. Study

myths and legends for K-3.

Art- AA collage artist Romare Bearden will be studied in order

to create their own collage. K-5

ECE FMD- They will study MLK and Rosa Parks. They’ll do

worksheets and do Brain Pop.


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Goldsmith

Elementary

School

Goldsmith will use one or more of February 27

the NEW books from the Racial

Equity Collection

(see: https://drive.google.com/drive

/folders/1R9I7zlAFVdM3TZkULDUE

dtpWvy0JZgra ) for a book talk,

book club, or other class activity

2. Goldsmith will have students

collaborate on a bulletin board,

poster board, or online display of

their learning (Backpack Worthy!)

3. Goldsmith students will share

their learning with someone other

than classmates (ie 5th grade

travels to listen to kindergarten

project, etc.)

Hawthorne

Elementary School

Musical group from

Ecuador playing Music to

students.

February 12th

Hawthorne

Elementary School

Hite Elementary

School

Great African-American Read

Members of The Divine 9 and

attendees of HBCU’s reading a

book to every class. Books will

feature black writers, authors,

illustrators, and stories.

Librarian and technology teacher

are collaborating on a schoolwide

thematic project across all

grade levels to celebrate Black

History Month.


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Iroquois High School

Iroquois High School

J. Graham Brown

School

J. Graham Brown

School

Black Student Union to host

be a painting/art session with

an artist of color discussing

the importance of

representation and

celebrating your culture

through art

Black History Ceremony

which they are slotting later

so that they can make it a

larger event

The Read Aloud: During the

month of February, the Black

Student Union and Men of Quality

will be reading books that involve

diversity to elementary students

every Tuesday morning before

school, in the gym.

Black History Month Program:

This February, our very own Black

Student Union and Men of Quality

are collaborating on the annual

Black History Month Program.

Together, the clubs are planning

an informative and interactive

program through various activities

such as poetry, singing, dancing,

and presenting awards as well as

a school-wide Kahoot.

February 7. 2:30 pm in

Room 210

March 21 & 22

February 5, 12, 19, and 26.

February 28, 2018, at 8:15

a.m.


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J. Graham Brown

School

Jacob Elementary

School

Book Award: The annual book

awards will be presented to

students within our very own

Brown School community. The

purpose of these awards is to

acknowledge minority students at

all grade levels who have

outstanding qualities inside and

outside of the classroom.

Students will be selected by a

committee of teachers and can

be nominated by their teachers.

Recipients of the book awards

will be announced each Monday

throughout February.

African-American Read-Ins

Older students will buddy up with

younger students to read a book

by an African-American author

and complete a small project

about the book.

There will be a door decorating

contest between all classrooms

that demonstrate a scene from a

book by an African-American

author. Guest readers from the

community, preferably African-

American, will then be invited

into the room to read that book

aloud to the class.

A wax museum of famous

African-Americans will be held at

the end of February.

February 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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JB Atkinson

Academy

Another round of the Jeopardy

Game (With Black History Facts)

February. 11

JB Atkinson

Academy

Evolution of Dance

February 15

JB Atkinson

Academy

U of L Sorority/Fraternity

“Stroll” Performance

February 22

Jessie R. Carter

Elementary

School

We will have daily

announcements from students in

the gym, an essay contest for all

grade levels from various guiding

questions, and an African-

American read aloud series with

people from the community

coming in to read. Our committee

was planning on meeting today

to finalize the dates and times. I’ll

have to send them later.

Johnson

Traditional Middle

School

Black History Month celebration February 25 and February 26

at 8:37-9:03

Johnson

Traditional Middle

School

Band and choir students

performing pieces composed by

African American artists; as well

as, the Black National Anthem.


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Kennedy

Montessori

Elementary

School

Showcase of Learning: Black

History Celebration Come,

relax and enjoy as the students

of Kennedy Montessori goes

back in time to celebrate the

entertainers of Motown. After the

musical performance parents

and guests will be able to

participate in a carousel of

student learning (work samples

and projects) that students

created for the month of

February. This is a family event

that you sure don’t want to miss.

For more information please

contact Stephanie Bibb @

stephanie.bibb@jefferson.kyscho

ols.us or call 502-485-8280

February 28. 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Klondike Lane

Elementary

School

Students will be participating in

activities specific to the events.

One class will be working on

writing their "I had a dream"

speech. The forum is in-house

and part of daily instruction.

Throughout February.

Lassiter Middle

School

We integrate Black History

Month readings, research,

and student presentations in

our ELA and Social Studies

curriculum throughout the

month of February.


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Laukhuf

Elementary

School

The Laukhuf PTA is

sponsoring a Louisville

History Interactive Museum

from the Louisville Children's

Museum

February 13-14.

Layne Elementary

School

Layne Elementary will each have

daily lessons that will teach our

students about relevant African-

Americans that made a

significant impact in United

States American History.

Additionally, the school has

created an activity similar to the

popular game of Jeopardy that

the students will play learning

about Black History facts both

(past, and present) from different

genres of time. Each month the

Girls Empowerment Group at

Layne has an educated woman

of color to speak at their monthly

gatherings. For the month of

February the guest speaker will

be Mrs. Tenesha Blakey

Marshall.

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Lincoln

Performing Arts

School

Celebrations of Music to highlight

the contributions of Black

Americans through jazz, blues

and Motown. .

March 1

Class hallway bulleton boards

show story boards of famous

African American people

throughout history and are

displayed for all students and

families to enjoy. These tell the

stories of those who have made

in a differernce in our world

through students integrated

projects.

Drama and puppet monolouges

for all students depicting an

African American person they

admire. The students "become"

that person and tell their stories

to others.

Lowe Elementary

School

Bright Star Theatre BHM

Assembly

March 1

Lowe Elementary

School

Nation in Crisis (BHM)

March 1

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Luhr Elementary

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Male High School

4th grade students are working

on Informational writing about

famous African Americans. They

will be presenting their

information on the daily news

telecast.

"The Many Meanings

Behind Our Hymns."

The story of the African

American journey told entirely

through music. The program

objective is to demonstrate

that African American music

is not simply a form of

entertainment, but a strategic

and calculated vehicle that

drives the Black Community

forward. From the battle

drum of Queen Nzinga of

Angola in 1580 to Tupac

Shakur's Makaveli in 1996,

music has lead black people

thus far on our way.

Beginning February 19.

Throughout February.

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Marion C. Moore

School

Marion C. Moore

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Marion C. Moore

School

BSU Book Drive. BSU

students will go to Smyrna to

read to students and deliver

books.

Each day during the month of

Feb., BSU will sponsor Black

History Trivia. Lesser

known Black History facts will

be announced over the

morning announcements, the

first student in each academy

to give the correct answer will

receive a prize.

BSU and Moore's Racial

Equity Committee will pay

tribute to the African

American staff and faculty at

Moore who have significance

in their lives through student

written response (interviews).

These essays/interviews will

be on display for all of Moore

to see.

February 26 at 2:45 p.m.

Throughout February.

Week of February 25.

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Marion C. Moore

School

Marion C. Moore

School

Marion C. Moore

School

Moore's Racial Equity

Committee will host a Black

History Round Table

discussion. Students who

write a response to "Why do

we celebrate Black History

Month?" will be admitted to

the event in order to actively

participate in this studentcentered

discussion.

Moore's Racial Equity

Committee will host a "Who's

Who in Black America" during

all middle and high school

lunch shifts. Members of the

community will be contacted

to participate. We will have 5-

10 individuals to participate

on the dates listed. Dr. Stark,

Iman Jackson will be

contacting you about this this

week. We will need you help.

I've included her in this email.

Moore's Racial Equity

Committee will sponsor a

Black History Month door

decorating contest.

February 21 during 7th

period.

February 11, February 18,

and February 25.

10:13 a.m.-12:36 p.m.

Door decorating will take

place from February 11-14

and judging will take place

on the afternoon

of February 14.

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Mill Creek

Elementary

School

Mill Creek

Elementary

School

Norton Commons

Elementary

School

Norton Commons

Elementary

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Mill Creek Leadership

Academy will continue its

daily Black History Moment

during our Morning Meeting

Mill Creek Leadership

Academy will celebrate Black

History Month with a Hall of

Fame drama presentation

Share SOME Love:

Students will celebrate

Kindness towards one

another, and our students

study about significant

contributors to AA history who

also believed that we should

love one another.

Multicultural Book Day read

Aloud: administrators will be

reading books to all classes

throughout the day, and

classes will extend the activity

to other times during the day.

Daily. 8:50 – 9:05 a.m.

February 27 at 9:15 a.m.

Throughout February.

Throughout February.

Okolona

Elementary

School

University of Louisville

Department of Theatre Arts

performance of “Don’t tell me

I can’t Fly.”

February 14 at 9:30 a.m.

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Portland

Elementary School

Portland

Elementary School

Boys to Men is a

weekly mentoring program for

our 3rd-5th grade boys- led

by primarily African American

male mentors and

intentionally focused on

supporting our African

American male students

through better representation.

Sister Friends, a weekly

mentoring program for our

3rd to 5th grade girls, led by

African American females

and intentionally meant to

support our African American

female students.

February 25 at 9 a.m.

February 19, 25, 26

9 am -9:30 am

Portland

Elementary School

A group of 4th grade students are

working with local poet Lance

Newman AKA "Mr. Spreadlove" to

learn poetry devices and

performance. They will research

chosen African American figures

from history and write poems about

how those figures demonstrate

love. Students will then submit their

poems online to participate in the

Kwame Alexander "Love is" prompt

from NPR by Feb. 14th. Students

will have a parent performance at

the end of the program.

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Portland

Elementary School

Semple Elementary

School

Smyrna

Elementary

School

Boys to Men is a

weekly mentoring program for

our 3rd-5th grade boys- led

by primarily African American

male mentors and

intentionally focused on

supporting our African

American male students

through better representation.

Living Wax Museum.

Students dress up and

present over famous African

Americans or Women who

have impacted our society.

Cultural and Equity

Exhibition

February 25 at 9 a.m.

February 26 from 5:30-7:30

p.m.

February 28. 2 p.m.

Not open to the public.

Each class/grade level with

make a presentation.

St. Matthews

Elementary School

5th graders will begin our unit on

slavery in the United States and

the Civil War. During this social

studies unit, students will study the

impact of slavery on the United

States and make connections to

current racial inequalities today.

Students will use textbooks,

primary sources, video clips,

written reflections and more.

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Watterson

Elementary

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Watterson

Elementary

School

Celebration of Love and

Kindness.

Poster Contest – Students

research and share

information about African

American of choice (celebrity

or family member); then

posted around building

February 28.

6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Throughout February.

W.E.B. DuBois

Academy

W.E.B. DuBois

Academy

Friday February Facts

During Brotherhood Time,

every Friday in February,

students will be exposed to

Unsung Heroes that fought

for equality for African

Americans.

Understanding the purpose

of African Americans

In guidance classes, students

will be introduced to the term

African American and

understand how African

Americans are connected to

Africa. Discussion and

guidance around the internal

conflict of skin complexion will

be addressed in these

sessions.

Every Friday in February

Ongoing on Thursdays

during guidance in

February

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W.E.B. DuBois

Academy

W.E.B. DuBois

Academy

Who is on our wall?

In Social Studies class,

students will be responsible

for researching the individuals

that line the DuBois hallways.

Students will determine their

significance and create QR

codes so visitors can instantly

learn information regarding

these current and historical

figures. As an extension,

Students will also determine if

others should be added to the

wall and provide evidence as

to why they would be a good

fit.

African American

Engineers and Verizon

Engineering Week

As a Verizon Innovative

Learning School, we will

participate in Verizon

Engineering Week. In

addition to the VILs videos,

students in STEM class will

also learn about African

American Engineers who

made a contribution to our

society.

Ongoing the month of

February

Week of February 18 in

STEM classes

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Wilt Elementary

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Wilt Elementary

School

Administrative Team will

alternate every morning and

read to all students from

selected library books

highlighting historical African

American figures

Third Grade has posted

several African Americans in

the hallways with descriptions

of significance and

contributions.

8:40 a.m.-9 a.m. M-F

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