“Lift Every Voice and Sing” was first written as a poem. Today “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is one of the most cherished songs of the African American Civil Rights Movements and is often referred to as the Black National Anthem.
Thank you to one of our fourth grade students at MES for sharing her musical talent. She sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” acapella, over the Public Address System. We look forward to getting her autograph in the years to come! What a great job!
Tuesday, 2/9 Running Club resumes, Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, 2/10 Interim Reports issued, Class and Club Picture Day
Thursday, 2/11 5th Grade Performance 6:30 pm, McDonald’s Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 pm
Friday, 2/12 Regular School Day
Thursday, 2/18 Jump Rope for Heart, Parent Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm
February is Black History Month. Black History month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Black Americans in U.S. history. The students in Ms. Phipps-Smith’s second grade class decided to model the dress attire of some of these important individuals and others that help to shape this history.
From Then and Now:
Everywhere you look, black culture, accomplishments, talent, and expressions have played an enormous role in shaping America’s past and present. The dress attire includes: President Barrack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, Mary Eliza Mahoney just to name a few. Also in our photograph are other famous Americans that contributed to these great accomplishments, e.g. vice president, famous chef, tennis star, artist, doctor, athlete, musician, teacher, professor, and heavyweight boxer.