Black Lives Matter at Schools: School Participation

Many of our Seattle Public Schools have been participating in Black Lives Matter at Schools in different ways. On this webpage, you can find a quick list of what some of our Seattle Schools have done to participate in and advocate for Black Lives Matter at Schools. We will try to update the list as much as possible throughout the year. Please send what your schools are doing to kkjenkins@seattleschools.org.

2019 BLM School Participation

  •  Leschi Elementary
    • The school will start the day with a quote or music related to the day’s topic.
    • Staff members, students, and families are planning to the Black Lives Matter t-shirts throughout the week.
    • On Friday, they will invite POC community members to dress up and form a line to high five the kids as they walk in to school (this has become known as Seattle High Five – several other buildings do it as well).
    • Educators will teach the curriculum or something from the teaching guide.

2018 BLM School Participation

  • Graham Hill Elementary
    • Educators used the Ethnic Studies and CRE Curriculum available. They met as Grade Level Teams to plan the curriculum for the week.
    • Staff members, students, and families wore the Black Lives Matter t-shirts throughout the week and especially on Friday.
    • Monday Black High Five – The PTA and lead coordinator coordinated a morning where Black community members and family members made a tunnel to greet students with a high five.
    • Friday In-School Student March and Sit-In – Students and staff marched around the school singing “We Shall Overcome” and other songs/chants while holding posters made in class. The March led to a Sit-In in the front of the school where the importance of the week was explained.
  • Leschi Elementary
    • The school started the day with a quote or music related to the day’s topic.
    • Staff members, students, and families wore the Black Lives Matter t-shirts throughout the week.
    • On Friday, they invite POC community members to dress up and form a line to high five the kids as they walk in to school (this has become known as Seattle High Five – several other buildings do it as well).
    • Educators taught the curriculum or something from the teaching guide.
    • Graham Hill created their own Black Lives Matter logo and put up posters around the school and in each classroom.
  • Nathan Hale
    • They created their own Black Lives Matter shirts and wore them throughout the week.
    • Some educators taught the curriculum or something from the teaching guide.
  • Van Asselt Elementary
    • Staff members, students, and families wore the Black Lives Matter t-shirts throughout the week.
    • Some educators taught the curriculum or something from the teaching guide.

 

National Black Lives Matter at School Event Map