Presidents’ Day – Holidays 

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22.

The suffragette story

Emmeline Pankhurst (above, with her daughters) in 1913. She led the suffragette movement, was arrested repeatedly and force fed when she went on hunger strike. Emmeline lived until June 1928 and lived long enough to see women get equal voting rights to men.(Image: Tom Marshall/mediadrumworld.com) https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-did-the-suffragettes-do-for-you/p05x6040

The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress

Although he was denied his seat in the House, John Willis Menard (1838-1893) continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western Hemisphere. via The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress — History | Smithsonian

Black History Month 2018

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began … Continue reading Black History Month 2018

History of Valentine’s Day 

Every February 14, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? The answer is shrouded in mystery. Read some amazing facts on the VOA news website and check HISTORY.com for even more details about this special day … Continue reading History of Valentine’s Day 

Homework update

Hi there Hope you had a merry Christmas and loads of nice gifts from your family and friends. Although this is probably bad news for most of you, you have been assigned some homework on Pronote which is due first week of January. Please check your account on the platform. Writing and reading comprehension assessment … Continue reading Homework update

Writing and reading comprehension assessments dates confirmed

The reading comprehension and writing assessments planned: on Tuesday, December 19th 2017 for 1ère classes,  on Thursday, December 21st 2017 for 2nde classes,  will take place as scheduled. ☡ Take some time to read once more the help files I've provided you with (Fiches Méthodologiques CE et EE) and make sure you master the vocabulary, … Continue reading Writing and reading comprehension assessments dates confirmed