• Black History Month

Board Observance

  • Observance of Black History Month

    Master and Mistress of Ceremonies
    Francine Scott and Ricky Frazier

    Welcome and Greetings
    Van Henri White, President, Board of Education

    Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent of Schools
    Dr. Genelle Morris, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

    Poetry “Black History in the Making”
    Performed by Genesis Morgan and Amari Pugh

    Nathaniel Rochester Middle School

    Recognition of High Scholars
    Aloma Cason, Office of Accountability
    Ricky Frazier, Office of School Innovations

    Special Award Presentation

    Academic Achievement Award Presentation

    Mokhtar Kasim
    School of the Arts
    Presented by Commissioner Amy Maloy


    Black History Month Community Award
    Theresa Bowick
    Presented by Vice President Cynthia Elliott

    Closing Remarks
    Dr. Shirley Green, School Chief

Student Panel Events

2020-21 High Scholars

  • Each year, the Rochester City School District Board of Education recognizes Black academic high scholars in our high schools that have a average GPA of 4.0 or better. Congratulations to our scholars on their incredible commitment to their education and academic success. A special thanks to all parents, family members, mentors, teachers, and other school staff who support our students each day.

    View a list of 2020-21 Black High Scholars