Black History Month
Posted on 02/25/2018
School Board Chairwoman Annette Lewis posing with several students from Westside Elementary.February is Black History Month.  Many of our schools have been holding various events to celebrate the contributions of African Americans. 

Guest readers have been welcomed at Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, and Westside Elementary.  Readers have included School Board memebers, elected officials, a local judge, local authors, and members from the Continental Society.

Some of our middle and high school students are celebrating African American history through film.  Thanks to Roanoke Public Libraries and the Grandin Theatre, students are seeing a free film at the Grandin. 

Forest Park Academy students kicked-off the African American Film Festival by viewing "Tell Them We Are Rising." After the screening, a Roanoke College professor leads students in a discussion about the film.  Students from Stonewall Jackson Middle, Lucy Addison Middle, and Woodrow Wilson Middle also attended the African American Film Festival at the Grandin.

Two Forest Park Academy students sitting at the Grandin Theatre while holding bags of popcornForest Park students sitting at the Grandin Theatre before the screening of the filmRoanoke College Professor speaking to students at the Grandin TheatreThe principal and staff of Forest Park Academy posing at the Grandin TheatreJudge Onzlee Ware posing with a group of students from Westside ElementaryContinental Society Member reading to students at Westside Elementary
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