Black History Month Celebration
McDonnell students and faculty participated in varius month long activities and research projects to celebrate Black History Month. Friday, February, 17, 2017 the students, parents and staff enjoyed an assembly of various speakers and interactive activities. Among the speakers was Alabama State Representative for District 19, Laura Hall. Ms Hall encouraged the students to stay positive and to search for a bond with a special teacher. She told of her early childhood and how a special teacher meant so much to her.
Next, the students heard a poem wirtten and presented by Ms Kisha Freed that emphasised the belief that we are all special and beautiful.
The student body also took part in the celebration with songs from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Mrs, Reasons, the music teacher, assisted the third grade as they performed "Back of the Bus" and the 4th and 5th as they presented "Ain't Gon Let Nobody Turn Me Round".
Finally, the faculty and students were entertained with a the drum group, Grupo Unidade Capoeira. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, acrobatics, and dance-like movement performed to the beat of traditional Brazilian instruments.