Black History Month Spirit Week at Leesville


February 1 kicked off Black History Month, and to celebrate, Leesvilleis hosting its first-ever Black History Month Spirit week.

Black History Month is a celebration of the history of the black community. Previously, Leesville has hosted a BHM Read in where students and faculty read works of literature and poetry from influential black writers. This has helped to spark conversations, ultimately with the goal of making minorities feel more at home in our school.

This year, in addition to the 3rd annual read-in, LRHS is holding a spirit week celebrating African history. From February 7-11, each day will be a different theme to continue this month of celebration.

  • Monday: Blackout — wear all black!
  • Tuesday: HBCU — support a Historically Black College of University by wearing their apparel.
  • Wednesday: Diaspora — wear cultural clothing to represent where you’re from.
  • Thursday: Throwback — celebrate past history!
  • Friday: Family Reunion — wear anything that celebrates BHM, culminating the week in a black party at LRHS!
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The end of the week will be a large celebration for the Leesville community, hosted in the courtyard at the high school from 3-5. The block party will include games, a live DJ, and 3 food trucks. Anyone is welcome to attend — students, staff, and family are all invited!

Many exciting things are in store for us this week and month to continue to celebrate Black History Month.


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