Black History Month Events at RCPS
Posted on 02/01/2017
Black History Month graphic, with historical photos in background of historical African American figures and timesRockdale County Public Schools proudly celebrates the achievements, contributions and heritage of African-Americans as part of the continuing American saga for Black History Month 2017. While there are events, exhibits and activities throughout the district, here are just a few:

Peek's Chapel Elementary
Black History Month program, Feb.  28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Pine Street Elementary
Daily Announcements on Profiles of famous African-Americans
Hallway Display of famous African-Americans
African-American History Month Assembly featuring Uhuru Dancers, Inc., Feb. 17, 9 a.m.

Lorraine Elementary
“Famous Black Americans from Georgia” Themed Hallway Displays: Kindergarten – authors, First grade – musicians, Second grade – athletes, Third grade – educators, Fourth grade and SID/PID – Dr. Martin Luther King, Fifth grade – government officials.
Scavenger hunt for students.
Coloring Contest, Pre-K and Kindergarten.
Daily Parent Interviews on LES News Show.

Shoal Creek Elementary
Black History Month Showcase, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
Door Decorating Contest.
Gallery Walk of Fame.
Black History Luncheon.

Conyers Middle School
Daily Trivia.
Door Decorating Contest, Feb. 1-15. Themes: 6th grade - Performing Arts, Painters, Musicians, 7th grade - Inventors, 8th grade - Literary Heroes.
Poem Contest, one winner per grade.
Black History Month assembly, guest speakers Sheriff Eric Levett and Magistrate Court Chief Judge Phinia Aten, Feb. 27, 3 p.m.

Memorial Middle School
Daily Announcements & Weekly Announcement Contest highlighting African-American contributions.
Media Center Exhibit "28 Days Promoting STEM to Girls"; special art display by Mr. Steve R. Allen, the official artist of the United States Olympic Committee.
Winkler Poetry Reading, Feb. 2
Kickoff Pep Rally, Feb. 3.
Principal's Corner/Moment in Black History, Feb. 7.
Historical Figures Live Mannequin Challenge, Feb. 8.
Mentoring & Leadership Presentations, Feb. 9.
Band Selections During Lunch, Feb. 10.
Multicultural Dress Day/Mandalas Project, Feb. 13. 
Talent Show, Feb. 17.
Spoken Word During Lunch, Feb. 27. 

Davis Middle School
Special Guest Speaker: Candace Hill, Feb. 28.

Salem High School
Talent Show.
Musical Performances by SHS Chorus During Lunch.

Rockdale County High School
Black History Month Production, "We Will Remember Our Past to Shape Our Future," hosted by G.I.F.T.S. (Girls In Focus To Succeed) Club, Feb. 28, student shows 11:30 a.m. & 12:50 p.m.; evening show open to public at 6:30 p.m., tickets $5 adults/$3 students. Featuring music, dance, spoken word, theater performances.
Daily announcements with profiles of famous African Americans in U.S. history.

Alpha Academy
Black History Presentation, Feb. 28, 10 a.m., with:
Guest speakers,
Hank Stewart - community and youth activist, mentor, and world renowned poet who has performed all over the nation, including performances for the Obamas at the White House.
Jhavaun Green - President of the Lithonia Business Assoc., Co-Founder of the Harriet Tubman School for Leadership and Enterprise, Inc., author, economist, and philanthropist.
And original educational play by Amanda Otuah - Playwrite, Actress/Performer, graduate of Savannah State University.