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Students celebrate Black History Month


March 20, 2012

This year the Phillips Elementary fourth grade students celebrated Black History month in a new and innovative way.

The fourth grade teachers: Ms. Sigal, Mrs. Reubi and Ms. Stevens along with student teacher Miss Monsman taught Black History while encouraging their students to absorb the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King. They challenged the students to create their own, "I Had a Dream," statement.

The teachers were impressed and proud of the time and imagination that was invested in the student project. Each pupil produced their own dream statement that was assembled and placed on a 32" x 42" piece of foam board as a silhouette of Dr. King's likeness.

"My dream is for everyone to have equal educational opportunities." one fourth grader stated,

The project taught the children what can be achieved when all work for the common good.

"I hope to see these dreams come to a reality in the lives our children," said Ms. Stevens, who brought this idea to Phillips.

The completed artwork is on display in the hall of the Pittsburgh Phillip's K-5 Elementary School. The hope is to have the picture framed so it will become a part of Phillips K-5 for many years to come.

Residents are encouraged to view this newest addition to the school.


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