D300 Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and District 300 students, families and staff of all backgrounds are celebrating and learning about its significance.
Over 50 students from all three D300 high schools (Dundee-Crown, Hampshire, and Jacobs) spent their day off on Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidents’ Day), on a field trip to the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago. The special outing was organized by the D300 African-American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) in partnership with D300 Administration.
All D300 students have the opportunity to participate in an essay contest as part of this month’s festivities. The deadline to submit essays is Friday, Feb. 22. Winners will receive a $25 Visa gift card and an interview with the Courier-News newspaper to recognize their achievement. The essay should be at least 200 words typed on the topic, “Which African American has made the greatest contribution to American history, and why?” Essay submissions should be sent by Feb. 22 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the second consecutive year of the essay contest, as facilitated by AAPAC.
A new addition to this year’s roster of exciting Black History Month activities in D300 is a lobby/door decorating contest. Each high school is currently decorating their front lobby in celebration of this important month. Lobbies will be judged on Monday, Feb. 25, and the winning high school will be announced the following day (Feb. 26).