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2022 Black History Month Event Series

In honor of Black History Month, the District is hosting a virtual event series. The qualities we wish to see in our Clayton graduates are self-actualization, intellectual curiosity, cultural competence, empathy, creative thinking and the ability to collaborate. We hope these events will help students, staff and families alike learn something new and encourage the growth of these aforementioned skills. 

 

“Through the Eyes of York” - Bobby Norfolk 

Tuesday, Feb. 8 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual Presentation

 

Bobby Norfolk presents “Through the Eyes of York,” a one-man theatrical show about York, William Clark's “Body Servant,” the only African-American member of the Corps of Discovery — the official name of the band of courageous explorers whose epic journey across the continent became immortalized as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The presentation and performance will be 45 minutes and there will be a 15 minute Q&A afterward. 

 

Register for this event here. 

 

"Dr. Jam: The Kid Doctor of Education” - Jermecia L. Starks 

Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual Presentation

 

Author Jermecia L. Starks will be hosting a talk and reading of her book ,Dr. Jam: The Kid Doctor of Education.” In this book, six-year-old Jamison wishes to be a college professor some day. Magically in his backyard, he becomes Dr. Jam: The Kid Doctor of S.T.E.A.M Education!

 

Want to buy the book ahead of time to enjoy during the reading session? Clayton students/families can use promo code “CLAYTON22” at checkout on the Dr. Jam website for free shipping to pick up from the Administrative Center.  The promo code lasts until Sunday, Feb. 13 at 9:00 p.m.

 

Parents can pick up their book from the Administrative Center during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) starting Monday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Free shipping only applies to books picked up from the Administrative Center at 2 Mark Twain Cir, St. Louis, MO 63105 with the exception of the scenario below:

 

If you have a student enrolled in Clayton, but don’t live in the district and would like your book shipped instead, email us drjambooks@gmail.com. Please note these books may not arrive before the event. 

 

All shipping and handling will be processed by the Dr. Jam Steam website. For questions, email  drjambooks@gmail.com. You can ask any further questions about the event to communications@claytonschools.net.  

 

Register for this event here. 

Story by Ali Lenger