Douglas County Schools have planned many speakers, activities and events for Black History Month.
Thursday, February 7
Black History Month is being celebrated during the month of February. Schools in Douglas County have planned many speakers, activities and events which are listed below. Performances/Speakers Beulah Elementary School On Feb. 28, there will be a school-wide presentation "Black History - Past to the Present." One of our substitute teachers is assisting the fifth grade teachers in preparation for the performance. The performance will include a PowerPoint, a short skit on Rosa Parks, a poem, and dance. Kindergarten - 2nd grades will see the performance at 9:30 and 3rd - 5th grades at 8:30 in the cafe. Bright Star Elementary School Black History Month performance at the PTA meeting on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten students and the Bright …
Find out what your child's school might be planning for Black History Month in our list of events planned by the Douglas County School System.
Mirror Lake Elementary School third and fourth graders were treated to some living history on Thursday to kickoff Black History Month, as Dr. Evelyn Bethune visited their classroom. Dr. Bethune is the CEO of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Legacy Foundation and granddaughter of Mary Jane McLeod Buthune, a civil rights leader and American hero that the third graders study. "It was the best day ever because I got to meet the granddaughter of a famous person," fourth grader Javion Surles said. "Dr. Bethune's visit gave students a greater understanding of Black History Month," Principal Cathy Swanger said. "The children were mesmerized with her stories. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bethune visit Mirror Lake Elementary School." …