SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School

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February 23, 2015 13:00 ET

Chester Community Charter School to Commemorate Black History Month With Three-Day-Long Celebration

Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School to Celebrate African-American Achievements on East, West, Upland Campuses

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - February 23, 2015) -

TO:
City Editors, Education Editors, Photo Editors, Assignment Editors, News Directors, Broadcast Editors, Education Bloggers, Arts and Culture Editors, Online Content Managers and Managing Editors

WHAT:
Chester, PA, February 23, 2015 -
Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, today announced a three-day-long schedule of events for its students in grades kindergarten through eighth, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, in celebration of Black History Month. The scheduled programs include "Living Wax Museum," "Night of Dreams" and "Black History Café," which will be held at the school's Upland, East and West campuses. More than 800 parents, guardians and community members are expected to attend.

"Living Wax Museum," on Wednesday, Feb. 25, will feature more than 40 Upland campus students, in grades fourth through sixth, recreating famous scenes in African-American history and posing as influential African-American educators, activists and scientists, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Charles Drew and Ella Fitzgerald.

"Night of Dreams," held Thursday, Feb. 26, on East Campus, will showcase the talents of more than 75 students as they pay homage to prominent African-Americans through poetry, original artwork, dance and musical performances. This event is held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Memorial Committee of the City of Chester.

The final event, "Black History Café," will feature the winners of West campus's school-wide poetry and essay contest. Faculty and administrators who have judged more than 350 entries will select the best submission from each grade. The winning students will present their original work at an assembly in front of the entire school and will also be presented awards and certificates for their writing.

Arts and music, as well as literacy, have been ongoing initiatives of CCCS since the school was re-awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant in 2012. Each subject has been included in CCCS's academic curriculum, extracurricular activities and special events.

WHO: 

  • Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
  • More than 3,000 Chester Community Chester School students
  • More than 800 parents, guardians and community members
  • CCCS administrators, faculty and staff

WHEN:
"Living Wax Museum"
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

"Night of Dreams"
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Black History Café"
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
2 p.m.

WHERE:
Chester Community Charter School

Feb. 25 - Upland Campus
Main and 11th Streets
Upland, PA 19015

Feb. 26 - East Campus
214 E. 5th Street
Chester, PA 19103

Feb. 27 - West Campus
2730 Bethel Road
Chester, PA 19013

About Chester Community Charter School

Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four, meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel, in Chester, PA. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include more than 3,000 students in 11 state-of- the-art-buildings, spanning three campuses. Through collaboration with the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, and CCCS' High School Search and Selection Program, more than $9.5 million in scholarships and financial assistance to prestigious private secondary schools has been awarded to 225 of the school's graduates, since 2009. http://chestercommunitycharter.org

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