Friday, February 24th was a special day at Link. In the morning, our Lower House students, those in Kindergarten and Grade 1, presented their amazing Black History Month Showcase for families. They recited poems, sang songs, and performed an original play by one of the teachers. Our small scholars spent much time in rehearsal with their teachers, and it really showed – our little scholars were superb and thrilled everyone in the audience. Click here for a video of the program.
A group of Upper House students (grades 5 through8), under the direction of Mrs. Johnson, Link’s performing arts teaching artist, presented an awesome tribute to Black History Month as well, with their program titled “Black History Project: Freedom Quilts and The Underground Railroad.” Our budding actors and actresses present an original play by Mrs. Johnson, a mystery of missing “codes” as exhibited in the Freedom Quilts created as a communication tool for those escaping from slavery through The Underground Railroad. Ms. Rhyan McNeil, Link’s music teaching artist led a choir of students in songs to enhance the play. At the end of the performance, families were encouraged to design their own Freedom Quilt square and these were hung in the gym for all to see. Mrs. Krista Miller, Link’s art teacher, and Mrs. Gwen Howard, former Link art teacher facilitated this project. As Mrs. Johnson stated, “This show was an immersive experience, inclusive of the 3E’s: to Entertain, to Enlighten, and to Educate.” Click here for a video of the event.
What wonderful celebrations we experienced to close out Black History Month!
Here are some photos of the family quilt project mentioned above: