The Bigger Picture

How WRMS recognizes Black History Month.

It’s February, the month we nationally recognized as Black History Month. This is the month where we recognize the hard work and contributions of Black Americans in areas like sports, entertainment, music, etc. At WRMS, staff and students share their thoughts about Black History Month.

On Friday, February 24th, Mrs. Terrell gives a presentation on Black History Month in the Champions pod.

Mr. Lambotte, the choir teacher at WRMS loves to include Black spirituals into the music his choirs sing. “In the up and coming concert in May, we are doing a song called ‘Stand Up,’ which is from the movie musical Harriet which is about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.” Another WRMS teacher is HEAT team social studies teacher Mr. Wernimont. He also recognizes Black History Month by bringing in music by Black artists.¨Every week I try and bring in a new piece of music that was made by a person, who was African American, or is an African American, or in some way contributed.” Mrs. Terrell, the Spanish teacher also did a special presentation about Black History Month for the Champions team, about rap and hip hop. SWAT student Zade Poe thinks it’s important to celebrate Black History Month. “I’ve learned of powerful Black artists like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela.”

As you can see Black History Month is very well-valued at WRMS.