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2020-01-31 Tyler ISD Campuses Celebrate Black History Month with Various Events, Activities

Tyler – February marks Black History Month and Tyler ISD campuses will proudly celebrate the significant contributions of African Americans through a variety of campus activities and programs throughout the month. Please contact the Tyler ISD Communications Department for more information on these events and others throughout the month.  

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4
6 p.m. in the Caldwell Auditorium

The “Untold Stories” series will kick off with “Teaching Artist Experience.” Over two days, students will work with teaching artists Bomani and SaulPaul to explore how music can tell stories. Monday evening is a community event to join these two master musician-teaching artists to explore storytelling through music. *more Caldwell events shown in attached graphic

Jones Elementary School – 3450 Chandler Highway
Thursday, Feb. 6
1:15 p.m. in the Gym

Folktales in Africa – Young Audience performance of Folktales in Africa. Throughout the month, Jones will also have guest speakers during morning announcements (7:35 a.m.  – 7:45 a.m.).

Orr Elementary School – 3350 Pine Haven Road
Friday, Feb. 7
8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the Gym (PreK through 2nd grade)
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Gym (3rd grade through 5th grade)

Elizabeth Kahura will share African Folktales.

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Saturday, Feb. 8
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets $5

Conrad Johnson Big Band from Houston - a unique night where James Williams Jr., son of East Texas Legend James Williams Sr. (“Prof”), returns home to share his story through music.

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Black History Month Artist Reception – Come meet and see regional African American artist/artwork prior to 6:30 p.m. viewing of Amazing Grace.

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Viewing of Amazing Grace

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
2 p.m.

The Road to Freedom – Celebrating the impact of African American artists in the history of U.S. music. Selections will include music of the civil rights movement, African American spirituals, and contemporary music of Motown and beyond. Presented by Caldwell 3rd and 4th grades.

Three Lakes Middle School - 2445 Three Lakes Pkwy.
Monday, Feb. 17
2:00 p.m.

Black History Assembly - Please join us as we celebrate the contributions that Black Americans have had made in our community. Dr. Tidwell, the president of U.T. Tyler, will be speaking to our students. We will also have music and a theatrical performance.

Robert E. Lee High School - 411 ESE Loop 323
Tuesday, Feb. 18
6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center

Black History Month Program - The students will demonstrate their talents through songs with choir, poetry, and dance. 

Ramey Elementary School – 2000 N. Forest
Thursday, Feb. 20
6:00 p.m.

Black History Month Program - Performance by the Honor Choir and presentations about the lives of some special people in history. In addition, guests will enjoy a performance by some Ramey staff members.

Dixie Elementary School – 213 Patton Lane
Thursday, Feb. 20
6 p.m.

Black History Month Program – Performance by 2nd grade students, concert choir, and drama club. The second graders and concert choir will render various musical selections to honor and celebrate Black History Month. The drama club will pay a special tribute to African American sororities and fraternities.

Griffin Elementary School – 2650 N. Broadway
Friday, Feb. 21
2 p.m.

Black History Month Program – “Let’s Celebrate!” Please join us in celebrating Black History Month as we recognize the accomplishments of our prominent leaders for the Tyler/Smith County area.

Bonner Elementary School – 235 S. Saunders
Thursday, Feb. 27
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Black History Living Museum – students will take on the role of an important historical figure and “come alive” to share their story.

Jones Elementary School – 3450 Chandler Highway
Thursday, Feb. 27
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Black History Program recognizing past, present, and future leaders with student musical performances.

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Thursday, Feb. 27
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets $5   

The Story of Step – Come watch and hear the story of stepping! 

Orr Elementary School – 3350 Pine Haven Road
Friday, Feb. 28
9 a.m. in the Cafeteria

4th and 5th grade students will sing songs, read poems, and perform skits to honor African Americans.

Douglas Elementary School – 1525 North Carlyle Ave.
Friday, Feb. 28
1:15 p.m.

Black History Program - Performances by the Douglas Choir, Mr. Faber and Company and the John Tyler Drum line.

Clarkston Elementary School – 2915 Williamsburg Dr.
Friday, Feb. 28
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Black History Living History Museum – students will take on the role of an important historical figure and “come alive” to share their story.

 

Caldwell Arts Academy – 331 South College St.
Friday, Feb. 28
Time: Daytime event, time TBD

Student Stories – Come listen to Caldwell Stars tell their untold stories of Black History Month.