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Black History Month at the Middle School

Chrissy Greer
As a vivid and informative celebration of Black History Month, Advisories are taking part in a Black History Month Door Decorating Contest.
To honor the achievements made by African Americans and their integral role in American society both in the past and present - students will work together to identify, research, design, and create a Black History Month door decoration that falls under one of the following themes:

  • Local History - Black history around Berkeley
  • Be the Change - Inspirational African Americans that helped change the world
  • The Arts - Acknowledging Black history makers and their contributions to the art

While the themes of the contest are very important topics to engage with during Black History Month, Middle School students will also explore how Black Americans are making history today, by connecting Black History Month to current events through mini lessons and restorative circles in Advisory.  In addition to celebrating and learning about Black History in Advisory, to honor Martin Luther King Jr’s goal of empowering communities and bridging barriers, 8th Grade Social Studies students are taking part in a semester-long service learning project. Students have already begun planning a service project that meets a specific need while utilizing their skills and talents to help the community.  The next time you see an 8th grade student, ask them about their “MLK Service Learning Project” and how they plan to live out Dr. King’s words: 

“If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without insight.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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