Commercial Appeal, 2/15/24

According to its website, MSCS’ theme for Black History Month is “Honor the past, see the future,” and on different days of the week, the district has different focuses. On Monday, the focus is on honoring the past. On Wednesday, it’s on seeing the future. And on Fridays, an emphasis is placed on “living the legacy,” with the district highlighting graduates who have been inducted into the “MSCS Hall of Fame.” Through its partnership with Literacy Mid-South, MSCS is also encouraging schools, students, and their families to read and share books that highlight Black contributions to society. The district’s Office of Equity and Access is hosting a Black History Month Fine Arts Contest, with students submitting work in the categories dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.