Black Studies Association

The purpose of BSA is to promote an interest in, growth of, and appreciation for African-American culture and contributions. The club is open to any CMHS student with an interest.  The main event is an annual formal program at Magnet during Black History Month, highlighting achievements, contributions, and talents of African-Americans.  There is an emphasis on community involvement, with members volunteering various services around the city and parish.  These may include tutoring at Valencia Community Center, reading to younger children, etc.  

Recent News and Upcoming Events

  • 10/5/18 – Sold catfish plates at Fall Picnic
  • 10/27/18 – Sold sodas at Jambalaya Festival
  • 10/29/18 – Valencia Halloween Party
  • 11/16/18 – Valencia Thanksgiving Party
  • 11/30/18 – Making Christmas ornaments with children’s picture (Valencia Community Center)
  • 12/11/18 – Movie Night at Tinseltown – Green Book
  • 12/14/18 – Book Drive
  • 12/15/18 – Coat Drive
  • 12/20/18 – Valencia Christmas Party
  • 1/19/19 – Sobek Parade
  • 2/5/19 – Soul Food Night – Guest speaker Wendall Riley from Morgan State University
  • 2/8/19 – Black History Program 2nd Period 9:25-10:20 am and 6:00-8:00 pm PAC
  • 4/12/19 – Spring Picnic – Selling catfish and crawfish plates
  • Movie Night #2 – TBA
  • Valencia Easter Party – TBA
  • Valencia After School Tutoring – Ongoing
  • College Tour – during Fall Break

Membership Requirements

  • Fees: $20 (includes t-shirt and annual banquet)
  • Service: 5 hours of community service is required
  • BSA meets during the 2nd Club Rotation (generally on the third Wednesday/Activity Period)

Sponsor | Dr. Cedric Ellis

BSA at the movies learning about Thurgood Marshall – October 24, 2017

 

Halloween Party at Valencia – October 31, 2017

 

Fall Preview and JAMbalaya – October 28, 2017

 

I am a Citizen Workshop – September 2017

 

Black History Month Program – 2016