Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent of schools, center, and from left to right Board of Education members John Clark, Rod Jennings, Linda Peoples and Tom Peters, congratulate Connie Agard and Judy Gladney, who received the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award on behalf of their late mother, Agnes Clarice Taylor Gladney.
By Brittany Ludwig
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - Local schools are invited the public to participate in their Black History Month events.
Some of these schools include Jackson Park Elementary School, which is hosting a celebration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 in the gymnasium. Kindergartners will sing and fifth-graders will perform a play named after the program's theme, "Now Let Me Fly: The Struggles Toward Brown v. Board of Education."
University City High School is also hosting Black History Month events including a dance performance at 10:26 a.m. February 26 in the auditorium. The program's theme is New Orleans: Cultural Exchange on the Mississippi.
Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School is hosting an event where all grade levels will give presentations in their classrooms at 5:30 p.m. February 28. The program's theme is, "Education Then and Now."
Brittany Woods Middle school will hold a celebration at 1:30 p.m. February 28, and Pershing Elementary School will hold a program called "Gospel Music Through the Years" at 6 p.m. February 28.
A list of more University Schools and their events can be found on the school district's website.