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PRMS celebrates black history, its 10th anniversary
Porter Ridge Middle School had a unique opportunity this month to celebrate not only Black History Month, but also the school’s 10-year history. Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis, Porter Ridge’s first principal, explained how the school’s name and colors were chosen. A Porter Ridge history was depicted through a power point presentation while a painting by Kirsten Durbin was on display. Samuel Ryan, a sixth-grade Porter Ridge Middle School math teacher, has organized a black history celebration at the school for the past five of the nine years he has taught at the school and says its a celebration of all cultures. Pictured is one of the dancers of Oneaka Dance Company from Charlotte.Full Story
Venezula Visitor Presents to Students
Cristian Hernandez visited Porter Ridge Middle to speak with students about the culture of his home country Venezuela. He is an audio/visual journalism student from Universidad del Zulia and is in his fifth semester. In addition, Cristian is a photographer, translator, and an insurance agent.
Our students had a rare experience in being able to meet with Christian and learn about Venezuela. Students learned about the geography, economics, education and culture of the country. They also played games common to Venezuela like the sack race played with burlap sacks.Full Story