Recently, 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher Mr. Patterson announced that he would be sponsoring the Black History Club, also known as History Igniting Progress (HIP), an afterschool program for middle schoolers. Students will be exploring issues affecting the African-American community, the history behind these issues, and solutions to overcome various obstacles.
The students will also present black history moments during the morning assembly and hang posters around the school in order to promote awareness. The posters will include important historical figures that the students think should be celebrated for their achievements or contributions to the community. As we learn from the past, we can prepare for the future. Having awareness about important issues provides students with the knowledge and proper tools to navigate through life effectively, all while educating others about their shared history. This can help foster a sense of understanding, compassion, and respect, which we highly value at City Springs.