On Thursday, February 25, 2016 Stoddert’s Black History Month Committee successfully engaged the entire school community in an uplifting assembly that included performances by nearly every class. The childrens’ singing could be heard reverberating throughout the school gym in a unanimous celebration that culminated the study of renowned African Americans during Black History Month.
Kindergarten and second graders sang the well known anthem, Lift Every Voice And Sing. First graders sang the classic, I’ve Got Peace Like a River and the fourth graders performed a hip rap song called Sister Rosa. Third graders sang, What Can One Little Person Do? The singing ended with the Pre-K students leading the way as the entire school community sang We Are The World. Principal Bryant reminded parents and students alike that Stoddert is a truly diverse school, where everyone is brought closer together through culturally rich experiences such as this one.
The assembly was followed by a Black History timeline event where students were given the opportunity to display projects, posters and dioramas which focused on the plethora of contributions African Americans have made to society. Students from all grades exuberantly participated in a gallery-style walk throughout the school. Presenters and viewers alike were visibly excited to talk about, Your History, Our History, Black History, in this hands-on experiential approach to learning.
The Black History Committee comprised of Mrs. Redman, Mrs. Terrell, Mrs. Mundell, Ms. Prosser, Ms. Thompson, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Smith and Ms. Legerwood-Rivera, with support from Ms. Ford Barnum and Mr. Maubouche, as well as other participating staff, is to be congratulated for spearheading what is certainly a memorable, point-of-pride event at Stoddert!