BISD Celebrates National African American History Month
National African American History is recognized each February. Beaumont ISD schools celebrated with special programs, guest speakers and activities to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans.
Many campuses hosted a National African American History program with musical performances, speeches and dances. Children at Amelia and Charlton-Pollard Elementary Schools presented wax museums. Guess Elementary students made posters of famous African Americans and displayed them in a campus parade. Beaumont Early College High School students attended a “Celebration of African American Military History” at Lamar Institute of Technology. Dr. Belinda George, U.S. Army Veteran and Guess Elementary Assistant Principal, was the guest speaker.
Martin Elementary hosted a week of special events. Bettina Evans, owner of Bettie Jean’s Homestyle Cooking restaurant, spoke to 2nd and 3rd grade students for African American Entrepreneurs Day on February 20. Podiatry Specialist Dr. Japera Levine and Central High School Medical Magnet Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students talked to 4th grade students for African American Medical Professionals Day on February 22. Beaumont lawyer Melody Chappell, Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Ransom “Duce” Jones and Beaumont Police Sergeant Gabriel Durios shared their job experiences with 5th grade students for African American Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Day on February 23. All three law-related speakers stressed the importance of reading. Judge Jones said, “If you don’t put anything into your education, you won’t get anything out.”
Click here to view the photo gallery from Martin’s Medical Professionals Day.
Click here to view the photo gallery from Martin’s Law Enforcement Day.
Click here to view the photo gallery from Fletcher’s Program.
Click here to view the photo gallery from Guess’s Parade.
Click here to view the photo gallery from Blanchette’s Wax Museum.
Click here to view the photo gallery from Charlton-Pollard’s Wax Museum.