During the last few weeks of the 2015-2016 school year the 5th graders created a permanent art installation with the assistance Steve Nally, a Senior Associate with Moseley Architects. In art class, each student created a decorative ceramic tile depicting symbols that represent Northside's rich history. Before creating their pieces, 5th grade classes collaborated with Northside alumni and the Jackson Center to gain an understanding of our community's history through the civil rights movement and integration. The personal narratives from the Alumni influenced the final tile designs. As a result, each tile within the timeline helps to connect the past with the present. Principal Coretta Sharpless, Assistant Principal Michael Brown, and other teachers contributed tiles to the timeline, too.
These 5th graders are transitioning to middle school in the fall, but they left a lasting mark at Northside.