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Oakland Avenue Charter School

Posted on: March 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] OACS Students and Staff participate in a Harmony Walk

A young boy kneeling on the grass looking at student artwork.

As a culminating activity to Black History Month, every OACS student created a piece of artwork depicting famous Black Americans in history.  These artifacts were then attached to wooden stakes and put in the ground to create a walkway in the courtyard of the school.  Students and staff then got to walk through the "Harmony Walk" to see all of the artwork created schoolwide.  It was a beautiful way to see how our students viewed the importance of Black History.  Some students drew pictures of famous Black Americans or wrote famous quotes.  Some students drew pictures of what Equality or Harmony looks like in their mind.  Our littlest students did their handprints in rainbow colors and wrote about their dreams for the future.  After everyone had a chance to walk through the Harmony Walk, the entire school joined a virtual meeting to see a presentation that Mr. Zavada, our Music teacher, put together with clips of classes singing a song about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as a lovely performance by our Spirit Squad.  It was truly a wonderful experience in all for our school community.  Please see pictures below of the Harmony Walk.  

A view of the entire courtyard filled with artwork set up in rows for the Harmony Walk. A view for the corner of the courtyard. Several pieces of artwork on stakes in the ground. A close up of student artwork with work Equality.  A close up of student artwork and quote about Mae Jemison. A young boy kneeling in the grass to admire student artwork. A female teacher and several students admiring student artwork outside for the Harmony Walk.   A female teacher kneeling with a young boy admiring student artwork outside in the courtyard.  A view of several pieces of student artwork displayed in the Harmony Walk.

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