Black History Month in the Middle/Upper School Library
Our Middle/Upper School library is celebrating Black History Month with a list of Black women poets.
Inspiration for the virtual exhibit came from Amanda Gorman, the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, who stunned the nation with her poetic gift at the inauguration of President Biden. With her inspiring words and brilliant delivery, Amanda solidified her place in the long line of incredible Black women poets who have used their voices to inspire, to enlighten, and to bring change.
Assistant Middle and Upper School Librarian Stephanie Kaczkiewicz shared, “From the 1760’s to today, Black women have used their voice in American publishing to advocate for change, to shed light on the darkest parts of our history, and to elevate the Black experience in the minds and hearts of the American public. The women on this list wrote in very different times and from very different situations, but each poet brings her own unique style to consistent messages of humanity, and the pressing need for equality. We hope that you will take the time to learn more about each of these amazing women!”
You can find the new list on the MUS library homepage, in the News section in MyBUCKLEY. Or, simply click here to check out the list.
In sixth grade, students are reading Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, a novel that follows the lives of six teenage students who are given the opportunity to be in a classroom by themselves for one hour every week. All of the students come from diverse backgrounds with complicated stories and perspectives.
Every Tuesday before school, a group of Upper School students rotate to lead sessions teaching math to third grade students through fun games and activities. Senior Emerson S. leads the Math Mentors Program with support from her former third grade teacher, Darlene Urwin, and current math teacher, Tami Woldman.