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Closing Out Black History Month with Special Events

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February is Black History Month. and since February 1, Fulton County Schools has celebrated the significant contributions of African Americans to our communities and national culture. As the month draws to a close, schools are still abuzz with creative activities.

More details about these events can be found at the hosting school’s website.

Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School will present a Black History Month performance February 26.

Bear Creek Middle School will host a Social Studies Night with a Black History theme.

Bethune Elementary School presented its WINGS Black History event February 22 and is planning “A Journey Through Black History” February 26.

Birmingham Falls Elementary School rolled out an extensive campaign involving trivia readings on school news TV to door decorations featuring famous black Americans to bulletin boards with inspirational quotes and famous local and national black athletes. In literature and the arts, students studied black writers, composers and performing musicians.

Brookview Elementary School presented its Black History Musical on February 21.

Campbell Elementary School will host Campbell Café, a Black History Month culminating celebration and performance, on February 26.

College Park Elementary School will hold a culminating student performance on March 1.

C.H. Gullatt Elementary School will host a Black History program on February 26.

Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School celebrates Black History on February 26 with a program that includes dances, poetry, skits, step and video presentations.

Hapeville Elementary School will present a Black History program on February 28. Each week the school has done activities and trivia.

Hopewell Middle School is using its morning announcements to challenge students with daily trivia and will award weekly prizes to motivate them. Also, the media center has historical displays and the door is covered in decorative artwork.

Langston Hughes High School presents a walk-through exhibit titled “Traveling Though Black History” on March 1.

Mountain Park Elementary School has students participating in daily school trivia contests with prize drawings for winners. The following day, historical tidbits are shared in the morning announcements based on the previous day’s trivia fact. A jazz saxophonist performed in the cafeteria during lunch one day, and students discussed the influence of jazz on American music. Lucky fourth graders got to attend “Freedom Train” at the Fox Theatre.

Oakley Elementary School is holding a Black Entrepreneur Showcase on February 27.

Roswell North Elementary School has third grade classes and the fifth-grade chorus performing an African American Music Legacy concert with music influenced by jazz, hip hop, rock and roll, spiritual and African styles.

Seaborn Lee Elementary School will hold a Black History program on February 28 and their PTA meeting will feature a Black History Month Showcase and “Taste of Soul” event.

Tri-Cities High School’s Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program presents “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical” the week of February 21-24 at the Viola Turner Theater. Special guests include middle school students from Camp Creek Middle School, Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, Main Street Academy, Paul D. West Middle School, the RISE Schools, Ron Clark Academy, Woodland Middle School, and Wesley International Charter Academy. Tickets are available online at www.tricitieshigh.org.

Westlake High School hosted a screening of the movie, “Eyes on the Prize,” on February 21 and a presentation on African American pilots on February 22.