PK-8 Half Day - Friday, June 14

Students in grades PK-8 will have a half day on Friday, June 14. Dismissal times: Goff at 10:40 a.m., Pre-K (DPS/Genet/Green Meadow/Red Mill) at 10:45 a.m., Genet at 11:15 a.m., Bell Top/DPS/Green Meadow/Red Mill at 11:30 a.m.

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MLK and Black History Month art installation

Studio Art students created an art installation in the Columbia main lobby using Post-it Notes to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The exhibit will be on display through February.

Columbia High School students enrolled in Studio Art classes created a large art installation made of Post-it Notes in the main lobby that honors Martin Luther King Jr. and other inspiring black citizens. Each individual, including icons such as Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson, is depicted with an illustration on the top Post-it Note. Once the note is flipped up, it reveals a description of that individual and their significance.

This project was a collaboration of seven Studio Art Classes taught by Patti LeRoy, Valerie Gordon and Andrea Neiman. It features approximately 400 individual pieces of art.

“Students conducted their own research about a black citizen who they wanted to honor with their Post-it Note artwork,” said Ms. Neiman. “Meant to be an educational experience for both the art students and the school community, my colleagues and I encouraged our students to highlight someone from the past who their peers may have never heard of before or an activist working today who deserves more recognition.”

Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to carefully interact with the artwork by flipping the top Post-it Note to learn more about that individual.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of February.