M-W schools celebrate Black History Month

on February 24, 2021

As February marks the 51st annual Black History Month in the United States, Monroe-Woodbury schools have participated in many engaging activities.

Examples include:

  • Sapphire Elementary has celebrated throughout the month with stories, accomplishments and read alouds centered around this crucial part of our history – both past and present. During a virtual read aloud, Principal Caitlin Caldwell shared the story, Hair Love, written by Matthew A. Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. Enjoy!
  • North Main’s Library Media Center (LMC) celebrates Black History Month by showcasing the accomplishments of dozens of prominent African Americans. February’s library bulletin board is dedicated to these individuals and highlights their accomplishments, as well as their inspirational stories of perseverance.

Students are also being introduced to the vast amount of print and digital resources available on the topic. They are using the LMC’s 24/7 databases, online library, and SORA’s ebook and audio book collections to research a prominent figure in Black history. They are learning to navigate the LMC’s databases to conduct research, they are citing sources and they are applying what they learn by creating digital presentations to be shared with our school.

North Main's library Black History Month celebration North Main library's Black History Month celebration