Mobile Triggers

Literature, Digital Posters Highlight Black History Month Events

Rudy Brandl

W+H continued its celebration of Black History Month with events and activities in all three divisions this week.

Literature continued to take center stage in the Lower School as local author and W+H parent April Terrell joined students in grades 1-5 on Zoom and shared her book Sidney Saidso and the Cheating Disaster on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Students loved the story and engaged in a meaningful discussion with the author, which helped them embrace a very important message about honesty and hard work.

Middle School students continued their series of presentations about famous Black American achievements during last Friday's full division meeting. Highlights included presentations on clothing trends started by Black culture, inventions created by Black people and music that originated from Black culture. Seventh and eighth graders also selected inspirational individuals to highlight and created digital posters to share with the community.  

Upper School students engaged in advisory discussions relating to the weekly theme of Black Lives Matter and civil rights. A group of students in the Spoken Word Club also spent time working on a group poem.