Cleveland celebrates wondrous women

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It was a full slate of activities as Cleveland Elementary celebrated Women’s History Month throughout March.

Wondrous Women Wednesdays were extra special. Each week on the school’s morning show, they spotlighted influential icons on the school’s morning show, and all day long they highlighted the women who make up the faculty and staff at CES.

Throughout the month, students worked on filling out a Women’s History Passport. Classes were challenged to complete their passport by learning about different influential women in a variety of career fields. As classes learned about a woman, they received a stamp on their passport.

The goal was to broaden students’ knowledge of the roles women play in society and encourage them to never set limitations for their own personal aspirations.

“I think it’s important for our students to not only learn about influential women but the individuals who supported them in their journey to reaching their goals,” said Assistant Principal Allison Staggs. “I want our students to see the benefits in lifting each other up and supporting one another.”

ESOL teacher and one of the organizers Emily Sparks is eager to share new heroes with the students.

“I hope through these activities figures who at times have been overlooked can be celebrated,” said Sparks. “I want our students to see value in the differences among these women, and I hope they see a little piece of themselves reflected in these pioneers.”

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.

It was a full slate of activities as Cleveland Elementary celebrated Women’s History Month throughout March.