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Sci High to Celebrate Black History Month with Black History in New Orleans Theme

Date: January 31st, 2022
New Orleans Charter Science and Math, “Sci High” to Celebrate Black History Month with Black History in New Orleans Theme

New Orleans Charter Science and Math, “Sci High” to Celebrate Black History Month with Black History in New Orleans ThemeAfricana History Club events include Black History Spirit Week, Night of African Elegance, &  Black History Program; culminating in visit to Black History museums & colleges in Montgomery, AL

New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School “Sci High” will honor Black History Month this February, thanks to school members of the Africana History Club and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, by recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of New Orleanians to Black History in New Orleans. Among activities planned for Black History Month are as follows:  (If you would like to cover an event, please contact Heather Harper at hharper@h2nola.net or (504) 289-0499)

February  7 – 11, Various times, at Sci High, 2011 Bienville St., NOLA, 70112Black History Spirit Week to celebrate African American Culture.Monday: Black Empowerment DayStudents can wear black empowerment clothingTuesday:HBCU Day Students wear their favorite HBCU Paraphernalia to schoolHBCU College Fair – Virtual via Website Students can attend a virtual college fair that focuses on Historically Black Colleges. Wednesday:Black Greek Letter Organization Day (BGLO) – Members of BGLOs are invited to wear their organization’s paraphernalia; those who are not a part of the organizations are allowed to wear the colors. Thursday:Throwbacks DayDress in your favorite 80’s/90’s attireFriday:Black Film Day – Students will dress as a character from their favorite black film. Door Decorating Contest – The Black History Club is hosting a Door Decorating Contest in which staff and homerooms are invited to decorate their doors in honor of Black History in New Orleans.  Winners will be announced the next night at Night of African Elegance.

February 12, 7pm-11pm at at Neyow’s Palace, 3317 Bienville St., NOLANight of African Elegance: This event is a  formal celebration of New Orleans African culture with entertainment and a plated dinner. Admission $35 per person or $60 per couple. 

February  17, 6:00 pm, at Sci High, 2011 Bienville St., NOLA, 70112Black History Program: The program will recount the people’s history of African descent as it relates to New Orleans. The program will navigate through Congo Square, Faubourg Treme, the German Coast, 9th Ward, and the Desire neighborhood featuring topics of slavery, resistance, desegregation, self-determination, and will highlight African contributions to the city’s rich culture. 

March 2 – 5,  in Montgomery, ALBlack History Tour: Members of the Africana History Club will travel to Montgomery, AL to visit Black History Museums & Colleges. 

#### Sci High offers students cutting-edge and industry-focused STEM electives and recently moved to a new, $35 million state-of-the-art campus in the biomedical corridor in Mid-City.  Students have access to Advanced Placement (AP) classes, paid summer internships, and robotics courses. Sci High is the only public school in New Orleans to offer all three industry pathways of the Project Lead the Way courses: Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science and boasts a new Makerspace for student exploration. Sci High features small class sizes in an encouraging, respectful atmosphere in an academically rigorous public school setting. Sci High dedicates many resources to supporting the whole child, through counseling support, a health clinic, tutoring and enrichment programs, and student-centered initiatives and training.

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