Walnut Springs Middle School Embraces Black History Month with Festive Celebration


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On February 27, Walnut Springs Middle School Assistant Principal Ernest Clinkscale hosted a Black History Month celebration.  Art teachers Robin Trueman and Bryan Prugh coordinated an interactive gallery-walk of student art that spanned across the lobby, through the hallway and around the entire perimeter of the cafeteria.  Band teacher Nick Pelfrey directed several songs with the school jazz band and provided commentary on the historical significance of, and African American influence on, jazz music.  Librarian Jean Trimble provided a video compilation of student broadcasts from WOLF TV episodes viewed throughout the month, created with assistance from ELA teacher Tammy Domingos.  In addition, several students performed original works in the performance-cafe area.  More than 100 people enjoyed the visual, musical and lyrical festivities as well as the amazing soul food and desserts provided by PTSA president Vanessa Hayes Thomas.