The Patrick Henry Post
Special Edition: Black History Month
Black History Month Talent Show
February 25th, 2022
This Friday, the Patrick Henry community came together to celebrate Black History Month with our 3rd Annual Black History Month Talent Show. Our students and staff researched for months to find inspiration from our past. They researched influential people, events, historical movements, trends, and even current events that are influential throughout black history. Students were looking for a spark that spoke to them and their interests. Students then worked together in small groups or with their entire class to create a presentation that was both informative and celebratory. The theme of our performance was "Honoring the Past while Celebrating the Future." We were proud of our students not only for their hard work and preparation, but also for the way they honored our brave ancestors who stood up for civil rights, who achieved incredible things against incredible odds, and who paved the way for all of our freedoms today.
Congratulations to our incredibly talented students and our dedicated staff for a beautiful performance, and thank you to all of our visitors for joining the virtual performance! We wish all of you a peaceful Black History Month, and we hope that we never forget -
Black history IS American history!
Ms. Butler and Ms. Brown's 5th Graders
Ms. Hammock's 4th Graders
'Tis a noble gift to be brown, all brown
Like the strongest things that make up this earth,
Like the mountains grave and grand,
Even like the trunks of trees -
Even oaks, to be like these!
God builds His strength in bronze.
To be brown like thrush and lark!
Like the subtle wren so dark!
Nay, the king of beasts wears brown;
Eagles are of this same hue.
I thank God, then, I am brown.
Brown has mighty things to do.
Ms. Ivory's 3rd and 4th Graders
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won
Ms. Jackson's 2nd and 3rd Graders
That's when I'm gonna stand up
Take my people with me
Together we are going
To a brand new home
Far across the river
Can you hear freedom calling?
Calling me to answer
Gonna keep on keepin' on
I can feel it in my bones
The beauty of these words were felt throughout Ms. Jackson's student performance!
Ms. Jami's 2nd Graders
Ms. Versen's 1st Graders
Ms. Teska's 1st Graders
If what I am is what's in me
Then I'll stay strong - that's who I'll be
And I will always be the best
"Me" that I can be
There's only one me, I am it
Have a dream I'll follow it
It's up to me to try
Oh! I'm a keep my head up high (high!)
Keep on reaching high (high!)
Never gonna quit
I'll be getting stronger
Ms. Willard's Kindergarteners
Ms. Wolfe's Kindergarteners
Ms. Smith and Ms. Munnelly's Preschoolers
Thank you, Patrick Henry Staff!
Thank you to all of our teachers and support staff who made this program possible. It takes a lot of effort to make this kind of program happen, and our staff makes it a priority every year to make sure their students are shining in lights and learning!