Schools Celebrate Black History Month

March 7, 2018 – February is Black History Month, and schools across the Bakersfield City School District celebrated with different learning events. The activities included choir performances, choreography, and trivia.

At Chipman Junior High, students gathered in the cafeteria and were treated to singing, dancing, trivia and a video production highlighting prominent African-Americans in history.  Harris Elementary welcomed several guest speakers, including Bakersfield Police Officer, Charles Pratt, who emphasized the importance of education and being kind to everyone regardless of differences.

Jefferson Elementary welcomed special guest speaker, Bakersfield Chief of Police, Lyle Martin, who shared his story of how he overcame many obstacles in life to achieve success in law enforcement and ultimately become Chief of BPD.  He shared stories of his experiences in the field, working with K-9’s and stressed the importance of relationships and kindness.

Thank you to all who contributed to the coordination and performances during these special assemblies.

For video of the events, CLICK HERE!

Students at Harris Elementary during a group singing performance.

Police Officer Charles Pratt talks to students at Harris about kindness and equality.

Students at Chipman Jr. High perform for their fellow students.

Bakersfield Chief of Police talks to students at Jefferson Elementary.

The McKinley choir performs and inspirational number during Black History Month assembly.

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