Student Announcements 1/31/19

By January 31, 2019 No Comments

Weekend Activities!

Game: Murder in the Dark in the gym (2/1 )
Spanish Movie Night (Al Otro Lado) in the T.V. Room (2/1- 7pm)
High School Science Bowl (2/2)
King Cake Speed Eating Contest (2/3)
Multicultural Club: Valentine’s Day Event in the TV Room (2/3 – 3pm)


On Saturday, February 16th, ASMS is taking a group trip up to Montgomery to visit the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. All students who are not going on either the Costa Rica Special Project or to the SLAMT inter-consortium school athletic competition in Louisiana are expected to participate, and may sign up in the Student Services office. Parents who wish to meet us in Montgomery should contact Joyce Boatman. ASMS students, faculty and staff will be riding up in Charter buses and will have lunch provided at no cost. This trip was made possible by a $10,000 grant written by math instructor and ASMS alumna Sarah Brewer.
Descriptions from the Equal Justice Initiative:
“Located on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama, [the Legacy Museum] uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system. Compelling visuals and data-rich exhibits provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to investigate America’s history of racial injustice and its legacy — to draw dynamic connections across generations of Americans impacted by the tragic history of racial inequality.”
On the National Memorial for Peace and Justice:
“More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings. On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy.”

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