Black History Month
Posted on 02/25/2019
guest reader posing with a group of students at Virginia Heights ElementaryTo celebrate Black History Month, 5th graders from across the school district visited the historic Grandin Theatre to see a film that highlights and celebrates Black History Month.  Nearly 1,200 students saw a free film at the Grandin.

At Westside Elementary, each grade is reading a book about African American History or from a famous black author.  Nearly 20 community members also read to students for the annual African American Community Read Day.

The Continental Readers visited Virginia Heights Elementary to read books that highlight Black History Month.

Roanoke Academy (RAMS) held a Black History Month Program.  During the school-wide event, Principal Belton honored Judge Onzlee Ware of Roanoke.  First graders also dressed up as a historic figure as part of the annual Living Black History Month Museum.

At John P. Fishwick Middle, seventh graders studied painter William H. Johnson.  Students then reproduced one of Johnson's paintings using oil pastels.

A group from Wasena Elementary at the Grandin Theatre  Grandin Court student watching the filmA group of Morningside students standing at the Grandin TheatreStudent watching a filmBlack History display at Roanoke AcademyTeacher and students at FalloN Park Elementary standing in front of a Black History Month bulletin boardSchool Board Chairman posing with students while holding a bookJames Smith posing with a group of students holding a bookRoanoke Academy student dressed up as BeyonceRoanoke Academy student dressed up as an AstronautFishwick Middle School student holding her paintingGroup of Fishwick Middle School students holding their artwork based on William H. Johnson
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