APS Celebrates Black History Month 2018

BAMO Black History Contest - Group 2018
Barack and Michelle Obama Academy held a look-alike contest on Monday (February 12), one of several activities the school has planned to celebrate Black History Month.

Throughout the month of February, Atlanta Public Schools all across the city will celebrate Black History Month with an array of fun, innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining activities, all designed to educate and inspire students and observers.

Barack and Michelle Obama Academy on Monday (February 12) launched its slate of BAMO Black History Contest (2018)activities this month, with a look-alike contest to see which students could best match the appearance of the nation’s first African-American president and his wife. Along with the contest, students read books about President Obama, and watched and listened to media interviews featuring the 44th President of the United States and his wife.

Later this week, the school will host “Where It All Began” Day, where faculty and administrators will dress in authentic African garb. Additionally, two members of the school staff who were born in Africa will conduct brief presentations for students where they will describe what life is like in their native countries.

Here is an extended list of Black History Month activities in APS:

 

Date Time School Event
2/15 5:00 p.m. Dobbs Elementary School Black history program
2/16 2:00 p.m. Jackson High School Inspired By The Past:  A Vision For The Future…The Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance
2/16 2:00 p.m. South Atlanta High School Black history program
2/16 8:05 a.m. Burgess-Peterson Academy Black history program with chorus, grade level performances, and artwork (Portraits of Revolutionaries)
2/18 3:00 p.m. South Atlanta High School Band Hart County NAACP Black History Month Parade
2/23-28 All day Crim High School Torn paper artwork showcasing influential black artists
2/24 1:00-4:00 p.m. South Atlanta High School Band Atlanta Black History Month Parade, https://www.blackhistorymonthparade.com/
2/26 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mays High School Black history concert, “We Shall Overcome,” with chorus and theatre
2/27 10:15 a.m. North Atlanta High School Black history program
2/27 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Avenue Elementary School Black history program
2/27 5:30-7:30 p.m. Continental Colony Elementary School Black history program
2/28 9:00 a.m. Humphries Elementary School Celebrate Our Past to Create our Future…with music, drama, dance, and oration
2/28 10:00 a.m. Brown Middle School Black history program
2/28 1:00 p.m. Benteen Elementary Black history program
2/28 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Sutton Middle School Black history program
2/28 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mays High School Art reception showcasing student works based on Emmett Till
2/28 6:00 p.m. Sylvan Hills Middle School Black history program with chorus, dance, band, and visual art
2/28 6:30 p.m. Carver High School Black history program
2/28 All day Bolton Academy Black history program
2/28 TBD Heritage Academy Black history program
2/28 TBD Long Middle School Black history program with music, drama, and oration
2/28 TBD Usher-Collier Elementary School Black history program
2/28 TBD Therrell High School Black history program
3/1 9:00 a.m. Miles Elementary School Black history program

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s