April 2018 Meeting

Our meeting takes place on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Mount Olive Church. We have been busy since our last meeting and Willa expects that we will continue to busy during the coming months. The agenda will include grant reviews, OLLI Update, Work Day Update (in the Rosenwald  Continue Reading »


April 2018 Workdays

The next workday takes place Saturday, April 28th. We’ll work 9 a.m. to 12 noon, take an hour for lunch, and continue work from 1-4 p.m. Come share some quality time with us in the morning or afternoon shifts (or both). Les has volunteered to supply lunch, so please let Dan know by Friday the 27th  Continue Reading »


OLLI Inclusion Program presents Rosenwald Schools

OLLI’s More Than a Month programs address issues of race and inclusion locally and nationally, with the understanding that we want to address these issues more than once a month. On Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. the Rosenwald Film will be shown with a follow-up discussion by Charity Ray, Fatimah Shabazz, Oralene Simmons, and  Continue Reading »


Rosenwald School Update – April 2018

Update on the school and events from Willa Wyatt. The school now looks like the original building, with only the brick piers showing. I know you will like the way it looks! The old pine flooring has been purchased and will be delivered soon. The HVAC plan has been determined and I will share the  Continue Reading »


Invitation to Alumni and Family Members of Alumni

Your presence is requested for an interview for an upcoming children’s picture book on the history of Rosenwald Schools. The two co-authors, Marti Rosner & Frye Gaillard, shared that, “We are co-authoring a book about The Rosenwald Schools. The book we are working on is a children’s picture book, 32 pages, to be published sometime  Continue Reading »


February 2018 Events

Thursday, February 15 Oralene Simmons will be sharing her Journey story at Madison Middle School, 95 Upper Brush Creek Road, Marshall at the following times: 8:10 AM, 9:10 AM, and 12:50 PM. You are welcome to attend anyone of these. Please check-in at the office to get a visitor’s pass. Monday, February 19 at 3:00  Continue Reading »


Wanted: Used Wood Flooring

The building needs some used flooring: tongue & groove pine, 3/4″ x 3″ and 3/4″ x 2″. If you have some, or know where to find some, please let us know. Contact Dan Slagle at


Exterior Doors Stained

Jennifer Cathey, Restoration Specialist, worked with Dan Slagle to identify the correct color stain for the school’s exterior doors. Dan shared documentary photos and wood samples with Jennifer. They refined the exterior door color selection and talked about other interior finishes. They will continue to work on identifying interior colors and materials. On October 18,  Continue Reading »


School Update September 2017

The school is looking so much better!  Still lots of work left, but much progress made. We are planning for the National Heritage Registry team, who are scheduled to visit us Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:30, and the Joe Anderson Program, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the school. Great  Continue Reading »


Exterior Painted 2017

The school gets a fresh coat of paint.