Celebrating Black History Month
Posted on 02/25/2020
Group of students at the Grandin TheatreWe believe our diversity is a source of strength.  Many of our schools held various events and activities to showcase Black History Month. 

Every 5th grader visited the Grandin Theatre to see a movie that highlights Black History Month.  These trips were made possible thanks to a partnership with Roanoke City Libraries.

Lincoln Terrace Elementary hosted Black History Month Spirit Week.  Staff and students are dressed up for Soul Train Day and as a famous African American.

At Highland Park Elementary, Ms. Mclaughlin paid tribute by dressing up as a famous African American.  She was featured on WDBJ-TV.  Click here to watch the story

Roanoke Academy held its annual Black History Month Program.  It featured performances by the 5th grade choir.  Roanoke Sherman Lea was the guest speaker.

Lucy Addison Middle School honored Wendell Ball, a long-time Roanoke City educator who passed away in December.  The "Wendell Bell Legacy Series" featured prominent speakers from the Roanoke Valley. 

At John P. Fishwick Middle, students created art inspired by artist Lois Mailou Jones. 

At Round Hill Elementary, students made a memory quilt to honor the contributions of African Americans.

Students in Ms. Allen's class at Virginia Heights Elementary researched famous African Americans.  Their projects are now prominently displayed at the school.

James Breckinridge Middle celebrated Black History Month with a trivia contest.  Staff and students answered a question each day about a significant person or event.  The winners received a Black History Month t-shirt.


Group of 5th graders at the Grandin TheatreGroup of staff and students at Addison Middle posing with Wayne Harrisa painting of Wendell BallWayne Harris holding framed photos of himself as a childFishwick Middle students holding their art workTeachers at Lincoln Terrace dressed up for Soul Train DayBulletin board at Lincoln Terrace that highlights quote from MLK Jr.Bulletin board at Lincoln Terrace highlighting Black History MonthMayor Lea with Principal Belton at Roanoke AcademyRoanoke Academy student speaking at Black History Month ProgramBreckinridge Middle staff and students wearing Black History Month t-shirtsLincoln Terrace teachers and students dressed up as famous African Americans

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