BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT SCHOOL
As Black History Month reaches its midpoint, District 186 schools continue to celebrate with a variety of programs and events. Franklin Middle School has an ongoing series called “The Top 25 in the last 25 years of African-American Firsts,” presented each day in February during morning announcements. Both Harvard Park Elementary and Springfield High School are featuring daily black history trivia, along with prizes, as part of morning announcements. Butler Elementary will be putting up displays in hallways. Feitshans Elementary will host a Black History Month music tribute at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Also on Thursday, Wilcox Elementary will display results of their “Famous African-American Inventions Poster” project from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jefferson Middle School students will be visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on the morning of Friday, Feb. 16. Also on Friday, Southeast High School will award two winners of the school’s “I Have a Dream” essay contest and students there will participate in Black History Month trivia in the Southeast auditorium with a prize awarded to the winning classroom.