In 1926, Carter G. Woodson organized the first Black History Week in Black churches. He believed that “Black History Week [Month], would be unnecessary when all Americans would willingly recognize and acknowledge the contributions of African Americans as a legitimate and integral part of the history of this country.” In honor of that celebration and goal, the members of the Black History Club would like to encourage the Sci-high Community to join us in celebrating Black History Month.
The club has organized several events to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans.
Members of the club will sell snacks to students at dismissal every Wednesday Snack Sales upon return to in-person instruction at the student exit.
Door Decorating Contest
The Club is hosting a Door Decorating Contest. Staff and homerooms are invited to decorate their doors in honor of the Black History in New Orleans.
Contact Mr. Rankins if you need to talk through door decorating ideas.
Night of African Elegance (Feb 12, 2022) - 7pm - 11pm
A formal evening for Sci-HIgh to celebrate the accomplishments of African American people!
Black History Spirit Week (Feb 7 - 11, 2021)
A week of Celebrating African American Culture.
Monday: Black Empowerment Day - Students can wear black empowerment clothing
Tuesday: HBCU Day - Students wear their favorite HBCU Paraphernalia to school
Wednesday: Black Greek Letter Organization Day (BLGO) - BLGO, also known as the National Pan Hellenic Council, are invited to wear their organization's paraphernalia; those who are not a part of the organizations are allowed to wear the colors.
Thursday: Throwbacks - Dress in your favorite 80’s/90’s attire.
Friday: Black Film Day - Students will dress as a character from their favorite black film.
HBCU College Fair (Feb 8, 2021)
A college fair that focuses on Historically Black Colleges.
Black History Program (Feb 17 & 18, 2021)
Program that honors New Orleans Black History.
Black History Tour (Mar 2 - 5, 2021)
Members of the club are going to travel to Montgomery to visit Black History museums & Colleges.
What about COVID??
Each event has been shifted to address the concerns of us all during these difficult times. These events will take place in-person and/or virtually.