JES Hosts Black History Gallery Walk

JES Hosts Black History Gallery Walk
Posted on 03/05/2020
Johnston Elementary hosted their first Black History Gallery Walk Thursday, February 27. Friends and families strolled the halls and viewed the displays and projects created by the students during the month. Students were positioned throughout the building to answer any questions about the posters, artwork, and essays that covered the walls.
Visitors were also treated to a performance by the JES chorus who performed in the student atrium. Their selections included: “Follow the Drinking Gourd”, “M.L.K.”, which featured the students “signing” as they sang, “Back of the Bus”, and “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, which showcased the students’ swing dance talents.
The Gallery Walk was the culmination of the month long activities celebrating Black History month. Activities and learning opportunities took place in grade level classes, art, music, computer lab, and the library. Tammy Martin, principal, proudly stated, “We think our Black History Gallery Walk was a huge success. With our children and their learning being the focal point that day, we felt like it was a way to celebrate not only Black History, but the students' accomplishments as well. The students were so PROUD to be able to interact with our visitors and showcase their work. We truly do appreciate everyone that took the time to come and celebrate with us!”

Students stand in front of work they have completed, while describing it to superintendent.

Superintendent Dr. O’Gorman listens intently as 1st graders Korean McClurkin, Jeremiah Staley, Bryceston Washington, Kentravius Merriweather, and Malachi Williams talk about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era.

A group of students singing
Chorus students Laniah Coo-Rodriguez, Kenya Lee, Caela Pickeal, Traliya Mathis, Arronyna Greggs, Azaria Weaver, Quadasia Chinn, Allie Enlow, Aimee Kelly, and Ellie Davenport “sign” while singing “M.L.K.”.
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