ALERT: Sunday, August 11 is Last Day for School Supplies Collection.
School Supply List
Black Expo Markers
2 pocket folders with prongs
Girls/Boys Underwear (for Kindergartners)
Loose leaf paper
When Does School Start?
Meet Earnest Winston Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Earnest Winston was named superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools August 2, 2019. He brings the experiences of a teacher, a parent, a communicator and a chief of staff to the role.
Winston joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2004 as an English teacher at Vance High School, where he also taught journalism and served as adviser to the school’s student newspaper. After two years in the classroom, he moved into administration, joining the district’s communications department as an external communications supervisor. In 2008, he became executive coordinator/communications liaison for then-Chief Operating Officer Hugh E. Hattabaugh, who became interim superintendent in July 2011. Winston served as chief of staff to the two superintendents who followed Hattabaugh. In 2017, he was named chief community relations and engagement officer.
Winston began his career as a reporter for the Mansfield News Journal in Ohio, later moving to the Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer where he covered local government in the city and nearby towns, as well as education in Northern Kentucky. He left Cincinnati to join the Charlotte Observer, where he covered government, development, general news – and wrote about his cousin Jennifer Hudson’s rise to fame on “American Idol.”
Winston currently serves on the board of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, where he is chairperson of the Program Evaluation Committee. Previously, he served on the Freedom School Advisory Board at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where he is a member. He has also served on the boards of Charlotte Works Youth Council, Stratford Richardson YMCA, Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Board of Directors. Winston is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Charlotte and a 2016 graduate of the Leadership Development Initiative (Community Building Initiative). Winston has been recognized as an Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Growing the Dream Award recipient (2019) and a YBM Leadership Alliance Success Leader (2016). He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s Beta Nu Lambda Chapter.
A native of Chicago, Winston holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is married with two daughters who are CMS students.
The Penny Brigade Challenge will be between all churches on the Lancaster Distract collecting pennies for the Penny Brigade.
The Penny Brigade will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church at 9:00 A.M. Our very own London Gabriel will represent Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church! London is the daughter of Sanders “Gabe” and Keisha Gabriel.
Each Penny Brigade contestant will receive a participation gift and the top three churches with the most pennies will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. The penny challenge is designed to be fun at the same time collecting for a cause.
The Christian Education Department's share of the monies collected will help pay for expenses like District Registrations, Annual Conferences, Winter meeting, Black History, Men of Distinction programs , and various other District events. The more money raised from the Penny Brigade will support some of the Christian Education Department expenses.
Please church family let’s help London bring a trophy home to Steele Hill! She has decorated her collection container with a "Wonder Woman" theme.
The Penny Brigade container is located in the vestibule until September 15, 2019.
Help London fill up the Wonder Woman Collection Container to the top!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church
Children’s Christian Education Department
I’m Cierra Morrison, your 2019 Home Missions Queen, the daughter of Sheena Morrison and Jamarial Barber and the granddaughter of Sam and Nadine Morrison.
I’m a rising junior at South Pointe High School, Rock Hill, SC; where I am very active and excel both academically and socially.
In church, I serve in various capacities both on the district and locally, such as parliamentarian of the district VICYC, member of the youth choir, Angels of Adoration dance team, usher board and more.
I would love for you to support me on my road to victory in becoming the next queen! #JustWinIt #CierraForQueen
Our August project for Home Missions Queen is paying your shoe size! All members, family and friends are asked to pay their shoe size before Sunday, August 25. You can give your donation to a member of #TeamCierra (Candace Adams, Tia Johnson or Sheena Morrison)
Please help Cierra move on down the road to winning the CROWN! Thanks in Advance!
Example: Shoe Size is 10 - Donation = $20.00 (2 feet @ $10.00 each)
Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to 'Magician of Language' Toni Morrison By Marianne Garvey
CNN Updated 2:30 PM ET, Tue August 6, 2019
(CNN) Oprah Winfrey has written a tribute to "Beloved" author Toni Morrison, who has died at 88-years-old.
"In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song...of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise Love, and more," Winfrey wrote.
"She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller," Winfrey continued. "She was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them."
Morrison was author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and was the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Morrison's novels often covered themes like slavery, misogyny, colorism and supernaturalism.
In 1998, Winfrey and Morrison worked together on the film version of "Beloved."
Winfrey also selected Morrison's book "Song of Solomon" as her second book club selection in October 1996.
Over the years, Morrison appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" multiple times.
"It is exhilarating and life-enhancing every time I read and share her work," Winfrey concluded her tribute. "She was Empress-Supreme among writers. Long may her WORDS reign!"
Created with images by Orlando Florin Rosu - "Lonely rhino on tree" • LouAnnClark - "clock countdown midnight" • Sara Kurfeß - "untitled image" • auremar - "man measuring his feet", Candace Adams, Tia Johnson, (any omissions are purely unintentional)