Black History Month @ Jefferson

Black History Month @ Jefferson
Posted on 02/08/2021
As we keep moving through the month of February; Jefferson Middle School will continue the process of truly decolonizing our curriculum, not just trying to diversify it by sprinkling a few exceptional black contributors into the mix. 
 
 Black History Month is an opportunity to widen students’ brains and hearts and to explore black history and its deep roots. It is imperative that Jefferson commit to embracing culture, race, and ethnicity and empower our students to explore ways to celebrate all cultural identities. Black History Month itself is meant to be a highlight reel; as we want it to be a vital piece of our students educational experience now and throughout the year.  
 
 Our school improvement plan includes equity goals, as well as student engagement and academic achievement goals; which are co-dependent. Making our goals visible is how we will be successful at meeting our goals and help our students feel connected to our school community as well as see themselves as future successors and contributors.

We are excited to share a few exciting events that will be happening this month our school to start our own highlight reel.
  • School-wide Black History Month BINGO Board-- Classes will engage in a number of activities and the goal will be to complete a BINGO; they will be entered to win some amazing prizes!
  •  During the month, Dr. Butler and Ms. Kearns will be running Black History Month trivia competitions for prizes like books written for young adults by black authors and black history swag. They will post the quizzes on Wednesday's on the student JMS Google Classroom and they are due on Friday to be considered in the raffle. No work or support is needed from teachers; just advertisement would be great. The first one will be Wednesday, February 10th.
  •  Jefferson will take part in a Black History Month Spirit Week during the last week of February. February 22nd - 26th and flyers will be posted soon.
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