W.W. Moore



Black History Month Celebration

     The students at W. W. Moore participated in a variety of activities in observance of Black History Month. The theme for the month was “Looking Beyond Obstacles and Achieving Your Dream.” Each teacher planned exciting lessons throughout the month that involved learning about the contributions of famous African-Americans. Additionally, each week the students were privileged to have a guest speaker to address relevant topics of interest.
On February 10, 2012, Rev. George Wilson, School Board Chairman, addressed the topic “Dare to Leave a Legacy that Changes History.” Rev. Wilson encouraged the students to use their potential to make positive changes in the world.

      On February 13, 2012, Mr. Garry Pritchett of The First Tee of Danville worked with the students in physical education classes. He talked about “The Influence of African-American Athletes in the World of Sports.” Mr. Pritchett highlighted the game of golf by explaining how the sport incorporates honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The students were also shown golf stances and swings.

      Mrs. Marilyn Gunter, retired DPS Educator, was the guest speaker on February 22, 2012. She shared information about the contributions made by famous African-American women. Mrs. Gunter emphasized the importance of always having hope and never being afraid to start over.

      On February 29, 2012, City Councilman Alonzo Jones addressed the topic “Looking Beyond Obstacles and Achieving Your Dreams.” Mr. Jones discussed his own personal journey and how he was able to achieve his dreams. The students found his story interesting and asked many questions.

     The Black History Month Celebration culminated with an art poster contest. Each student chose a famous African-American to draw. They were to be creative in the colors that they chose as well as in the design of the poster. In addition to the drawing, they also had to do some research about the individual. The art projects were judged, resulting in a first, second and third place winner from each pod.