The mission of the African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is to support the academic and social-emotional growth of African-American students.
Educate and inform parents of district resources, policies, and programs.
Empower the lives of all African -American children and families by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for high-quality educational experiences.
Encourage and support parents to engage with educators and administrators in positive partnership
Celebrate African -American culture and traditions district-wide.
Support cultural proficiency development and equitable practice.
Murrieta Valley USD AAPAC is part of the Riverside County African-American Achievement Initiative (RCAAAI)
RCAAAI was founded in 2013 by then-Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young to ensure that all African-American students in Riverside County achieve the levels of academic achievement necessary to graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workforce.
What does it mean to me and why do we celebrate Black History Month Black History Month is a special month. It teaches people all over the world about why black people are smart and how important they are. Black History is an important thing to study because a lot of times black people don’t get awards and stuff that they should. Many other people from different places in the world get awards for things they do. Most people don’t know that there are lots of awesome and cool black inventors, leaders, and people. All people are equal and all people matter to each other. What some people don’t know is how some awesome black inventors made life easier. For example Sarah Boone invented the iron board. Mary Brown invented the alarms we have in our home that protect us from bad guys. Of course we can’t forget people like Dr. King who just wanted everyone to get along and for everybody to have the same chances that others have. So those are just a few reasons why Black History is important. Black History is important to me because I have black family members that had a hard life. They had to go to a all black school. They also had to work harder even though they are very smart just so they can make a point. It was not fair to them but they graduated and have really good lifes. I love having a fun time with them and talking about everything they went through to be great. I know one day everyone will be equal no matter where you are from and everyone will finally see what Dr. King wanted so bad. Black History month is important everyday because so many people fight for what is right every day.
TOWNHALL MEETING on CA Dashboard and Tips/Resources
If you were unable to attend our Townhall Meeting on CA Dashboard and CAASP Testing, please view the resources that were shared below. If you have specific questions there are district staff contacts included in handouts.