Yorba Linda Middle School just finished a very busy February focused on celebrating prominent individuals for Black History Month.
The school’s ASB class orchestrated a month of heroes to spotlight with interactive activities for both remote and hybrid students to enjoy. Bobcat TV showcased “Hero of the Day,” which taught students all about each individual’s life. Throughout the month, 5 different stars with a different person’s name on them were placed in random spots around campus. When students found the stars with a hero’s name, they brought them to Mrs. Jenkins’s room for a prize. Keeping everyone focused on finding the stars meant the halls were abuzz with names such as Maya Angelou, Thurgood Marshall, and Wangari Maathai, to name a few.
At the end of the month, ASB organized virtual activities, including an online field trip, a Spotify playlist, informational videos, and a virtual reading library that students were able to complete on their own time. To culminate the activity, the ASB students wrote questions connecting to the virtual activities and created a Google Form. Once posted on the school wide Google Classroom, all students could complete the form and earn 20 5-Star points for answering correctly. Over 350 students participated! Way to go, Bobcats!
PYLUSD schools across the district planned various activities to help students, staff, and community members honor the importance of Black History Month. Activities included school-wide announcements highlighting influential and historical individuals, decorations around campus, informational social media posts, and much more.