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Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans throughout our nation's history. PCA classes are diving into various lessons and activities to bring to light some famous, and some not so well known figures. 

“My goal is to educate my students beyond what the History books tell them about the history of African Americans, and to truly celebrate them for all they have overcome and accomplished as they made an impact on our American History,” said fourth grade teacher, Tiffany Wulff. “Some figures we focus on are ordinary, others are extraordinary, such as Ruby Bridges, Benjamin Banneker, Thurgood Marshall, Mae Jemison and many others.”

Mrs. Watson’s kindergarten class studied Ruby Bridges, and after reading her story, decorated glasses that said, “BRAVE” across the top.

Art teacher Nicole Seitz is bringing the artistic styles of several figures to life through the eyes and hands of her students. “We are starting a Jonathan Green (“one of the foremost American Painters depicting the southern experience”) inspired series in 6th grade and studying Philip Simmons wrought iron gates in 7th grade." Seventh Grader Landry Bowen even created a sketch of Simmons.

Many other historical figures are also being celebrated throughout the content areas by way of authors, poets, writers, and musicians!

PCA Student Selected For Region Honor Band!

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Levi Song is a euphonium player in the 7th grade band at PCA. This past weekend he was a part of the Region 4 Junior Concert Band. After around 10 hours of rehearsal, he and the other members of the band performed a great concert of music they had never seen before the rehearsals began.

Levi began practicing and preparing for the Region 4 Honor Band audition in the fall. On January 8, he traveled to Summerville High School to audition for a seat in the Junior level Honor Bands. He competed against other euphonium players in our region (8 surrounding counties) in grades 8 and below. After his audition, he had earned first chair honors in the Junior Concert Band. He became only the fourth PCA student to earn a seat in this prestigious honor band. Congrats to Levi and to the members of the region band on a great performance on Saturday. He represented our Eagle family well!

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