November 14, 1960, marks the day that six-year-old Ruby Bridges integrated William Frantz Elementary School. Morris Jeff is honored to educate our high school students at the site of such a powerful moment in civil rights history. Her action as a young student inspires us as we share the space that holds memories of her courage. This year, our school will celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day along with others across our nation. Together, we hope this day will inspire all of us to honor and respect diverse perspectives and identities as we develop as internationally-minded global citizens.
- Families are invited to join us for a special 1st-5th grade Community Morning Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 as part of the Ruby Bridges Walk to School day. We will learn about Ruby Bridges, celebrate our 1st-5th grade Caring Students of the Week and take a reflective walk around the school. There will be no 3rd-5th Community Morning Meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.
- In November, middle school is focused on service. In eighth grade, students are moving into the investigating (research) phase of their community projects. All eighth graders are working individually or in groups of 2 to 3 students designing service projects that serve a community need. In sixth and seventh grade, students will begin to design grade-level service projects. On November 14, we will celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day through service and a walk around the school in her honor!
- We are happy to announce that we will welcome Ruby Bridges back to the Frantz campus on November 14th to visit our high school and to meet and encourage our students. We are looking forward to hearing her share in a school-wide assembly.