Public invited to East Aurora’s Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 20

AURORA – The public is invited to hear music, spoken-word artists, and student presentations at East Aurora School District 131’s Black History Month celebration on Saturday, February 20. The free event will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane.
 
The event will open at 2:30 p.m. with middle school students from East Aurora and West Aurora school districts participating in a living wax museum in the hallways outside the high school’s Hawks Auditorium. Students will be dressed as important African American historical figures. Visitors can press a “button” and the student will share information about the person they are portraying. The wax museum will be open until 3:15 p.m.
 
From 3 to 3:50 p.m., traditional African American food will be served in the high school’s cafeteria. “Taste of Soul” cups of food will be available for a donation, which will go to the Aurora East Educational Foundation.
 
The one-hour celebratory program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hawks Auditorium. In addition to spoken word artists, the Ayodele Drum and Dance group will perform. Students from West Aurora High School will perform a Motown revue, highlighting classic songs. The event will end with a gospel choir performance from Aurora students and staff.

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Applications now online for 2016-17 Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy third graders

AURORA – Parents of second-grade students who are interested in applying to enroll their students in the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy have until February 15 to fill out the online application. The application is posted on the Magnet Academy page of the East Aurora School District 131 website. You can also go directly to the online application here. Applications are available in both English and Spanish.

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