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#BHM Madam C. J. Walker is often referred to as America窶冱 first self-made female millionaire窶蚤 far cry from her roots as the daughter of Louisiana sharecroppers. She started her legacy selling her own hair-growing formula developed specifically for African American women. Originally named Breedlove, she renamed herself "Madam C.J. Walker," heavily promoted her products, and established beauty schools, salons, and training facilities across America. She died a famous millionaire and is today considered to be one of the founders of the African American hair-care and cosmetics industry.
We have several ILTexas teachers out attending 
TMEA窶 (Texas Music Educator Association) Annual Convention. Samuel Escalante, Keller Saginaw HS, is also presenting and the ILTexas KSHS Guitar Ensemble performed! Thanks for having us and we look forward to coming back next year!
#BHM Today we celebrate Robert Leroy Johnson who was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician, and one of the best to ever live. His brief time recording his talent influenced later generations of musicians. He was proclaimed one of the most influential figures in the music industry and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included four of his songs in a set of 500 said to have shaped the genre: 窶彜weet Home Chicago窶 (1936), 窶廚ross Road Blues窶 (1936), 窶廩ellhound on My Trail窶 (1937), 窶廰ove in Vain窶 (1937)
Happy Presidents Day ILTexas! "The story of Presidents窶 Day begins in 1800. Following President George Washington窶冱 death in 1799, his February 22 birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the 1832 centennial of his birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 were cause for national celebration.

President's Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president. Four chief executives窶濡eorge Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan_were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coincide with Presidents窶 Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month.

While Washington窶冱 Birthday was an unofficial observance for most of the 1800s, it was not until the late 1870s that it became a federal holiday. Senator Steven Wallace Dorsey of Arkansas was the first to propose the measure, and in 1879 President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law. The holiday initially only applied to the District of Columbia, but in 1885 it was expanded to the whole country. At the time, Washington窶冱 Birthday joined four other nationally recognized federal bank holidays窶任hristmas Day, New Year窶冱 Day, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving窶蚤nd was the first to celebrate the life of an individual American. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, signed into law in 1983, would be the second."
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Today we celebrate Alice Augusta Ball, a world-famous chemist who developed an injectable oil extract that was the most effective treatment for leprosy in its time. She was the first woman, and the first African American, to receive a master's degree from the University of Hawaii as well as being the first woman chemistry professor at the university.
Students of @ILTexas East Ft Worth K-8 6th grade's service project is Cards for Kids where students create greeting cards for special occasions, holidays and "just because" for sick children that are living in the Cooks Childrens Hospital in Ft. Worth. These students have been creating and sending cards to sick children since October.
Happy Lunar New Year ILTexas! Next Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th there will be celebrations happening around the district. Please join us for a cultural day of family-friendly fun!
Students of Grand Prairie K-8 4th grade's service project was the Gold Fun Hour. The students hosted a 'fun hour' in the gym where the entrance to the event was to donate an item from a Texas Scottish Rite Hospital list of needs. The new items are to be donated to children with cancer in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas at the end of February!
Today we celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential singers in American Music. Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century.
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"Parents, did you know dual credit students are 32% more likely to attain a Bachelor窶冱 degree than non-dual credit students?* For more info on our programs visit our school websites!
*Taking College Course in High School: A Strategy for College Readiness. The College Outcomes of Dual Enrollment in Texas. By Ben Struhl and Joel Vargas. Cecilia Speroni 2011b"
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