Black History Month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of African-Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed every February, this month is a time to honor Black pioneers – both past and present – while also celebrating the tremendous strides generations have made.

Over the next four weeks, Irving ISD will join in on the celebration with events and activities for all to enjoy. From performances to library displays and curriculum design, check out some of the ways our schools are celebrating:


Cardwell Career Prep

  • Black History One-Act Plays on February 27-28

Crockett Middle School

  • Black History Month Festival on February 19 at 6 p.m.

Houston Middle School

  • “An Ode to Black Excellence” showcase on February 27 at 6 p.m.

Lamar Middle School

  • “A Night in Harlem” student performance on February 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Door decorating contest
  • Daily announcements highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Irving High School

  • Daily announcements spotlighting Black history moments
  • Interactive scavenger hunt
  • School-wide spirit week

MacArthur High School

  • “The Jazz Era” musical experience with critically-acclaimed saxophonist Tom Braxton on February 26 at 7 p.m.

Nimitz High School

  • Poetry Slam on February 27 after-school
  • Door decorating contest
  • Pep rally featuring the Silversteppers, Black fraternities & sororities and the Nimitz choir

Travis Middle School

  • A night of student performances on February 18 at 9 a.m.


Brandenburg Elementary

  • Digital library stations exploring Black history

Brown Elementary

  • 1st and 2nd grade Black history program on February 20

Davis Elementary

  • Interactive morning broadcasts with historical facts
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) door decorating contest
  • Library showcase spotlighting Black literature
  • “Black Excellence: Then and Now” student performance on February 27 at 2:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Good Elementary

  • Student performance on February 28

John Haley Elementary

  • Daily announcements spotlighting historical figures
  • Library display and lessons on Black literature

Thomas Haley Elementary

  • 5th grade “Living Wax Museum” showcasing African American pioneers

Hanes Elementary

  • 2nd grade performance on February 28

Lee Elementary

  • 4th grade performance on February 13

Lively Elementary

  • Classroom curriculum with activities and stations February 21-27