Black History Moment: Charles R. Drew (1904-1950)
Charles drew was an American surgeon and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of Allied forces’ lives during the war. As the most prominent African American in the field, Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, and resigned his position with the American Red Cross, which maintained the policy until 1950.
ATHLETICS: G. Jackson Earns No. 1 Ranking
Congratulations, Junior & Varsity Basketball player, Gregory Jackson. He is ranked #1 by Rivals Recruiting Service and averages 22 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game this season. Jackson has taken official visits to Virginia, Georgetown, North Carolina, Duke, and the University of South Carolina. On Friday, February 18th after their win against Riverside, he was honored for going over the 1,000 point mark for his career. We are so proud of his accomplishments. #FutureSoBright
ACTIVITIES: Blazer Battalion Rifle Team, A Great Season
ACADEMICS: Systems & Valentine’s Day
Students in Ms. T. Smith’s Algebra class show how much they love solving Systems of Equations using #AVID Strategy, Think-Pair-Share.