Mercer Raider Family and Friends,
We will kick-off our Black History Month activities on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 and will conclude with our Black History Month Program entitled, “The Living Timeline - Through Ebony Eyes: A Look Back On The Everchanging Narrative" for students and parents on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Mercer Middle School from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Please see below for an outline of the Black History Month activities:
- We will have a “Black History Poster" contest in honor of Black History Month. Each scholar may create a poster that represents Black History through his/her eyes. Each teacher will submit his/her scholar's Black History Poster to me via email by Thursday, February 16, 2023. The Black History Month Poster Contest Rubric is attached and below. Judging will occur on Friday, February 17, 2023. These judges will be non-Mercer Raider Staff. There will be a winner from EACH Grade Level. Each grade-level scholar who wins will receive a GIFT CARD and Raider Nation School Spirit Gear!
- In order to commemorate those who had an influence on Black History, we will announce surprising Black History Facts on our YouTube Channel from the Black History Genres during each week outlined below:
|Dates||Black History Genre|
|February 1 – 3, 2023||Movies and Music|
|February 6 – 10, 2023||Scientists and Mathematicians|
|February 13 – 17, 2023||Poets, Politicians, and Educators|
|February 20 – 24, 2023||Influential Athletes|
- On Thursday, February 23, 2023 , we will have our Black History Month Program entitled, “The Living Timeline - Through Ebony Eyes: A Look Back On The Everchanging Narrative" for students and parents at Mercer Middle School from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.