“Woven Together in History” event at Strough

One of the highlights is a Built/Designed replica of the Rosa Parks bus.


Strough Middle School is hosting a “Woven Together in History” event sponsored by the Strough PBIS team and Connected Community Schools on February 14-15. 

WHAT - The gym will be turned into an interactive museum representing how Black Americans affect culture within the United States. 

Items included:

·      Posters around the gym with photos and information of impactful people made by Administrative Intern, Vanessa Vaccaro and Strough students.  

  • Technology (Mr. Wilson, Mr. White) and art teachers (Mrs. Finney, Ms. Schaffauer) built/designed a replica of the Rosa Parks bus.      
  • RFA students, under the direction of Michele Rushford, will be singing, Stand Up by Cynthia Erivo.  
  • Artifacts of history on display at a table sponsored by the Afro-American Historical Society (AAHS).
  • Video of the NAACP history being played with NAACP members available to talk.
  • A table on the history of Rome by the Jervis Public Library.

WHO - The idea came from a vision of Mr. Faulkner’s, Student Support Specialist, to help support Black History Month.  In collaboration with administration (Mr. O’Rourke, Ms. Davis & Mrs. Mursch) and Strough staff so his idea could come to fruition.     

WHERE – Strough Gymnasium – 801 Laurel Street, Rome

WHEN - Open to students and public at specific times below.

  • Tuesday, February 14 & Wednesday, February 15 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm for Strough Students
  • Tuesday, February 14 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for public