• Black History Month 2024

Observance Program Agenda

  • The RCSD & Board of Education present the
    35th Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Reception 4:30 PM | Program 5:00 PM

    Mistress and Master of Ceremonies
    Francine Scott, Office of the Board of Education
    Ricky Frazier, Office of Human Capital

    Welcome & Greetings
    Cynthia Elliott, President, Board of Education
    Dr. Carmine Peluso, Superintendent of Schools

    Recognition of High Academic Scholars
    Leslie Andino, Office of the Board of Education
    Ricky Frazier, Department of Human Capital
    View the 2023-24 Black High Scholars >

    Academic Achievement Award Presentation
    Presented by Jaqueline Griffin,
    Commissioner, Board of Education

    Black History Month Community Award
    Presented by James Patterson, 
    Commissioner, Board of Education  

    Closing Remarks
    Presented by Camille Simmons,
    Commissioner, Board of Education

2023-24 High Scholars

  • Each year, the Rochester City School District Board of Education recognizes black academic high scholars in our high schools who have an 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.

    Congratulations to our
    2023-24 Black High Scholars!

Black History Arts Showcase

The Black History Month Committee was proud to present a Black History Arts Student Showcase on Wednesday, February 15, 2024.