•  February 09, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians:  
In honor of Black History month, all students, with the exception of those with disciplinary and/or academic issues, will have the opportunity to watch the movie Hidden Figures which will be shown on campus on February 15, 16, and 17. Set in 1960s U.S.A, Hidden Figures is a biographical drama about three brilliant African-American mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and their contributions to space explorations carried out by NASA. Using their calculations, NASA successfully completed their mission to send an astronaut into space and make a complete orbit of the Earth.  
The movie has been selected for its educational value and enrichment including:
• Commemoration of Black History Month
• Connection to STEM
• Depiction of objectives that are assessed on the U.S. History EOC in 11th grade
• Opportunity for open discussion about sensitive historical and current issues such as intolerance and discrimination  Hidden Figures is rated PG and contains:
• infrequent course language that is relevant and justified by the content
• no nudity or sexual content other than mild demonstrations of affection (light kissing)  
• attitudes of the time period including racism and discrimination  
Movie Permission Form

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