As Spring ISD continues to celebrate Black History Month, students across the district are taking part in this year’s Black History Month Expo competition. The theme for this year is “A Celebration of People of African Descent,” and will culminate in a presentation session at Dekaney High School on Thursday, Feb. 17.
“Across the district, our librarians, our teachers, and our administrators have been organizing events, they’ve been decorating, and they have developed instructional activities to celebrate Black History,” Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Workforce Development Dr. Matthew Pariseau said. “[Now] our students have also developed projects in which they engage in writing, art, as well as oratory skills.”
Students can develop projects either in a group or as a solo project, and submit their research to the expo competition.
At the event on Feb. 17, students who won at their school level will present their projects as part of a “Living History Museum.” These projects range from a puppet show celebrating Frederick Douglass to artwork focused on contemporary writer and cartoonist Aaron McGruder, the creator of “The Boondocks.” Awards for first, second, and third place will be presented to students in four areas, separated by grade level.
“We’re excited to share the phenomenal accomplishments of our students and what they’ve learned about the generations that have been impacted by the culture and the history of people of African descent,” Pariseau said.
The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 17 at Dekaney High School, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. After judging, winners will be uploaded to a digital gallery at SpringISD.org.