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BCCS Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Carter G. Woodson founded Black History Month in 1915 as a way to ensure the contributions, power, brilliance, and resilience of Black people are never forgotten. Brooklyn Center Community Schools takes this time to recognize the people who have fought for freedom, shaped the Civil Rights Movement, and continue to be a model for communities fighting for justice and peace. Holding true to our mission, vision, and values, we are committed to shining a light on the accomplishments of the Black community year round. 


Students, staff, families, and community members are welcome and encouraged to join us in celebrating this month through any of the following ways.


Community Celebration

BCCS and InTENtions are proud to present…



I Am Black History…A Tribute to Our Kings will be on Thursday, February 22 at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria at 5:15pm, auditorium doors open at 6:30pm, and the show will begin at 7pm! Please join us to celebrate our student performers and Black History Month!


Curriculum & Instruction

During the month of February, Black History lessons, art installations, and resources are available in classrooms and for families. 

Check it out! Each site will have a Black History Periodic Table where students will engage in various activities with their teachers, in the hallways, and with their friends throughout the month of February.

Click below for Black History Month Resources from PBS for...


Looking for books to read this month?


Check out the Black History Month Calendar: A History of Injustice to learn something about Black History every day of the month.


National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)

BCCS will be celebrating NAAPID with a recognition breakfast on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am at Brooklyn Center Elementary School. Everyone is invited!


Equitable Wellness Panels*

BCCS is hosting a three panel Equitable Wellness series for the community! What is equitable wellness? “Equitable wellness” is when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being. Health and health equity are determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, play and age, as well as biological determinants. (World Health Organization)

Click here to view photos from these events!

Panel #1: Disrupting Inequitable Wellness Practices and Amplifying Black Joy

  • Date: Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Location: BCE Multipurpose Room

  • Recommended Audience: Brooklyn Center Staff, Partners

  • Description: This panel will begin with a panel discussion with local wellness and health professionals who are shifting systems and practices for more equitable access. Staff will have the opportunity for questions. The final portion of the workshop will be an activity focusing on Black joy.

  • Panelists: Representatives from The City of Brooklyn Center, Bridges Through Yoga, and Brooklyn Center Community Schools

  • Resources for Panel: Registered staff will receive a copy of American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, by Kerry Kelly. Instructions for a brief independent study opportunity will be provided. If a non-staff member would like to participate in this event, please contact Michelle Auld at for more information.


Panel #2: Black History Month & Accessing Outdoor Spaces

  • Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Location: BCS Auditorium & Zoom

  • Zoom Link: Click here to access the virtual meeting for this panel.

  • Recommended Audience: BCCS Parents, Community Partners

  • Description: This panel will engage BCCS parents and partners in conversations about equitable access to outdoor spaces for wellness purposes. This panel will include time for a Q&A and a student performance focused on “joy and love”.

  • Panelists: Representatives from The Jump Rope Company, personal trainers, and outdoor program professionals, and representatives from Brooklyn Center Community Schools.


Panel #3: Women's History Month & Access to Equitable Services

  • Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

  • Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Location: BCS Auditorium

  • Recommended Audience: BCCS Middle and High School Students, Community Partners

  • Registration Required: Click here to fill out your registration.

  • Description: This panel will engage students in conversations about Women’s History Month, gender identity and expression, and equitable access to services. This panel will include time for a Q&A and an activity focused on joy.

  • Panelists: Clinical counselors, Annex Teen Clinic Health Educators, and representatives from Brooklyn Center Community Schools.


Do you have questions about these panels or opportunities? Please contact Michelle Auld at


*The Equitable Wellness Panel series also includes an update on the BCCS Wellbeing On Y(our) Terms campaign. Wellbeing = personal wellness ("your") + collective wellness ("our"). Go through each of the topics on the PDF button to check out the resource links and engage in the suggested activities to deepen your connection to your personal and our collective wellbeing. 


Black History Month Taste Tests

On February 22nd, the Elementary Food Service Team will be making a special Black History Month Meal for our students. The lunch will include homemade chicken drummies, cornbread, cabbage and a brownie. Additionally, all sites will be offering a taste test of ‘jollof rice’ in the cafeteria throughout the month.



Keep an eye on our social media pages to keep an eye on the festivities this month. We look forward to celebrating with you!