• U-46 Celebrates Black History Month!

  • School District U-46 celebrated Black History Month with an event on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., at Larkin High School. It featured a keynote speech from Roger Simmons, an adjunct professor at Judson University who provides instruction to students about cultural diversity. He also serves as Judson’s Director of Diversity and Spiritual Development, working with the university community to develop programs, policies, and practices that promote an institutional culture of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. His presentation was entitled "Power, Promise and Purpose: Our Gaze is Fixed!" For questions, please email gifted@u-46.org.  

  • Alignment and U-46 Host Second Annual HBCU Postsecondary Panel
    Alignment in partnership with School District U-46 hosted its second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) postsecondary panel on February 27 in recognition of Black History Month.  Students and parents had the opportunity to visit with U-46 alumni currently enrolled in HBCU institutions to include Dasani Johnson, a 2022 graduate of Larkin High School and current student at Howard University, and Kamara Bush, a graduate of South Elgin High School currently enrolled as a graduate student studying biomedical engineering at North Carolina A&T.  
    Students and parents also had the opportunity to visit with City of Elgin Councilman Corey Dixon, a graduate of Elgin High School and Grambling State University.  For specific information regarding the university admissions process, Alignment and U-46 were joined by Roger Gray, admissions representative for Tuskegee University serving the Illinois territory. Students benefited from learning about why panelists chose to attend an HBCU as their postsecondary choice along with advice from all panelists about how best to proceed in selecting a postsecondary institution to include discussions about financial aid and scholarship opportunitie


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