Our continued focus is for our team to support our classrooms by providing resources that discuss social justice and/or racial equity. From participating in the YWCA's "Stand Against Racism Day" to Libro Love to Black Lives Matter at School week, our students have the opportunity to discuss, critically reflect, and share their thinking in order to develop the whole learner.
In 2014-15, during Family Voices, teachers worked with students to create self portraits using collage art techniques. Their work was put together to create a large wall mural, which is displayed in the media center. Our goal was to have art that represented all of our students and how they view themselves. This project was in response to a messaging disparity our staff identified, where students of color are not often represented in books or artwork.