The Elementary School’s Virtual Black History Month Showcase

Students Dijme Sissoko (top left), Camila De Paz (Top Right), and Dorian Johnson (Center) presenting their student projects.

Celebrating Black History Past, Present, and Future.

In our first Virtual Black History Month Showcase our K-3 students and staff came together to celebrate black excellence in the past, present and future.

This year we celebrated the many contributions of influential black leaders using guiding principles of creativity, purpose, self-determination, and unity to inspire our students’ projects. We learned a lot about these figures through student made book covers, magazines, videos, portraits, and speeches. Some of the figures included, Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama, Kobe Bryant, Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Michelle Obama, Mae Jemison, Bessie Col, Rosa Parks and many more. 

We had performances from our very own Hyde Choir, Hip-hop Dance Club, Hyde Elementary Dance Company, and even a special guest appearance from Dj Kool Herc! Our students worked so hard on their projects. It was so heartwarming and amazing to see how much our students have learned this February, and how their love of learning, incredible creativity, and EXCELLENCE shined throughout the showcase.

“I learned that it’s not just for Black History Month, it’s about honoring the people before us.”

– Quran Bell, 3rd grader.