Dear Royal Vale families,
The school administration is proud to provide Black History Month programming to the entire student body, from
grade K to 11. As every year, we have sought out content that honours Black Culture and celebrates Black Excellence.
The offerings will be presented during class time to reinforce to students that this is important learning.
Our students who identify with Black Culture are looking for more recognition and validation in the curriculum and
school life. The BHM programming at Royal Vale School is part of striving toward a more equitable school culture.
This is an issue that is important to the communities we serve therefore the school administration considers this
important learning for our students.
Listed below is the slate of activities in our school in addition to in-class learning activities offered by our
teachers. We hope this stimulates discussion for all our students and their families. Have a great month of
Kindergarten - Guest Speaker Valentia Levac on Feb 16th
Valentia is a teacher’s aide and the daughter of veteran RVS teacher, Sylvie Levac
Elementary Cycle 2 and High School Sec. 2, 3, 4
Guest Speaker - Dwight Walton on Feb 20th (Day 6)
Dwight is a former professional basketball player and Canadian Olympian
about Dwight Walton HERE and HERE.
Elementary Cycle 3 and ALL High School - Royal Vale
Excellence panel discussion - Hosted by Rekeem
on Feb 21st (DAY 1)
We will be welcoming several Royal Vale School graduates back to share their success stories in a panel discussion
hosted by Coach Rekeem
High School Sec. 5 - Black Theatre Workshop presentation:
'Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers' on Feb 23rd (DAY 3)
Learn more about the Black Theatre Workshop and the play HERE.
Elementary Grades 1-6 and High School Sec. 1
Gumboots Dance Troupe on Feb 24th
Learn more about Gumboots and presenter Just Aissi HERE.
RVS Profile of Black Excellence