February 4th, 2020
February is African Heritage Month. The beginning of African Heritage Month can be traced back to 1926 when Harvard-educated Black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week to recognize the achievements made by African Americans.
Woodson purposefully chose February because of the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln who were both key figures in the emancipation of enslaved Blacks.
Black History Month was first celebrated in Canada in 1950.
The 2020 African Heritage Month theme, The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family and Community, recognizes the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community.
These ties are the bedrock for the African Nova Scotian community which helped them support and stay connected to each other.
The theme aligns with the “Recognition” pillar of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD). We must recognize the important contributions of people of African descent, while also acknowledging the long-standing prejudices and unfair treatment endured for generations.
Grad photo retakes will take place next Tuesday, Feb 11. Please sign up in Student services. If you are not signed up you will not get your picture done. There will be a $5 sitting fee and there will be NO GROUP PICTURES done on this day. If you haven’t done so please pick up your proofs in the main office.
February is a busy month with university visitors to Auburn.
TODAY: UNB is here; Feb 12…Acadia; Feb 13…SMU; Feb 24…MSVU; Feb 25…Memorial; Feb 28th… St. Thomas. Please see student services to sign up and to get complete information on these visits.
UNB is hosting a Future Student Event in Halifax on Saturday February 8th at the Double Tree by Hilton in Dartmouth. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about UNB – students, parents, teachers, family and friends. For more information, go to UNB’s website.
Any and all boys and girls. There will be open tryouts this week for Auburn Rugby. They will be in our school Gym from 4 to 6pm. Tryout dates are: Wednesday, February 5th. Thursday, February 6th. Friday, February 7th. Please make sure that you are wearing gym clothes and sneakers. All are welcome. No experience necessary.
Dungeons and Dragons…is tomorrow after school. You will be rolling for your characters today and tomorrow at lunch. Today will be in room 113. Bring your dice. Character sheets will be provided as well as instructions if you haven’t done it before. Play will commence at 4pm in Student Services tomorrow. Please arrange for a ride to pick you up at 9pm. Bring your supper.
Yearbook meeting on Friday. Please make sure your pages are up to date.
At Lunch today: Youth of today will meet at lunch in room 225…
In the caf: Taco Tuesday!....