Monthly Cultural Observances


Virtual Community Panels

The Racial and Educational Justice Department will facilitate quarterly virtual panels throughout the year. These panels will bring together Northshore students, family and community members, and staff to talk about their own identities, experiences, and communities. It will also be a space for our panelists to highlight connections and solidarities between their identities, experiences, and communities. 

Watch Community Panels

Celebrating Black Lives and Black History

We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. The Northshore School District has a duty to cultivate the necessary conditions for just and equitable change in our education system and community.

In our house, we continue to stand for equity, for our staff and administrators to be equipped with the skills to have these critical conversations with students and one another, to come together and build a community of safety and belonging, to teach our white students how to be strong allies and our students of color that they are important and valued, and to show all of our students how to imagine and build justice-driven futures.

Pride Month

The Northshore School District has a commitment to create a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment for all students, families, and staff.

Juneteenth celebration in Richmond Virginia

Juneteenth is an annual observance that commemorates the ending of chattel slavery in the United States.

Coast Salish carved comb. On one side a four-legged animal is shown with a clear profile

Before Columbus came to the Americas, millions of Indigenous peoples lived on the land; the Americas were not discovered, but rather stumbled across, occupied, and colonized.

Native American Heritage Month

In honor of what is nationally recognized as Native Heritage Month during the month of November, we wanted to share resources to recognize and celebrate Indigenous heritage and discuss Thanksgiving in a culturally sensitive way.

Mexican folk dance performance with traditional white dress

Each year, the U.S. observes National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx peoples from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.