Celebrating Black History at Samoset Elementary School


In February, schools in Manatee County celebrated Black History Month – including Samoset Elementary.




Teachers, students and staff worked hard on a door decorating contest, recognizing important leaders in U.S. History.



The winning door celebrated Ruby Bridges, an American Civil Rights activist. Mrs. Gilmer’s Kindergarten class will receive free backpacks for each student in the class.



Ice cream parties will also be given to Mrs. Gilmer’s class, as well as Ms. Salvitti and Mrs. Potter’s third grade class, and Ms. Rodgers’ third grade class.



Special guests were recently invited to view the doors and attend a luncheon at the school.



A wonderful meal was served by volunteers and faculty.


(L-to-R) Tawanda Means, Graduation Enhancement Tech for Samoset Elementary with Dr. Greene


Those attendees included Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene; Deputy Superintendent Cynthia Saunders; Executive Director of Elementary Schools, Mike Rio; School Board Member, Charlie Kennedy and several others.



Fredd Atkins, the first African American Mayor of Sarasota, also attended the event.



Follow Samoset Elementary School on Instagram to see all the great things happening at their school!



#WeManatee stands for We are the School District of Manatee County. No matter what challenges we face, we strengthen each other when we stand together.



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