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Onyx Parent Group

The Onyx Parent Group focuses on the needs of diversity, equity and inclusion and its impact on Black and Brown students at
St. Joseph's Prep.

Onyx meets regularly between September and June. All are welcome to attend.
Work collaboratively with the school administration, Board, Faculty and Staff, and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to support initiatives including but not limited to:

Increasing culturally responsive curriculum
Increase representation of instructional staff
Increase representation in student body
Ensure quality on-going DEI training and professional development for all constituencies.
Connect prospective and current students, families, and alumni of color to create and maintain community.
Onyx Events 2023-24
Thu Nov 9 Parent Teacher Conferences 
Fri Nov 10 Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues Nov 14 Prep Family Talks
Fri Nov 17 Onyx Family Game Night
Wed Nov 22–24 Thanksgiving Break
Tues  Dec 12 Prep Family Talks
Thu Dec 21Wed Jan 3 Christmas Break
Jan 11–12 Midterm Exams
Mon Jan 16 MLK Day of Service 
Jan 16–18 Midterm Exams
Feb BHM Parent and Alumni Career Day / Black Hair Journey
Fri Feb 9-18 Winter Show 
Wed Feb 7 Underclassmen Planning Night for Parents
Mon Feb 19 No School
Sun Mar 3 Mothers' Club Fashion Show
Wed Mar 6 Planning College Costs for Parents
Mar 1115 Spring Break
March Spring Break - HBCU Tour w/ Service Trip DMV (TBC) 
Mar 2831 Easter Break
Wed Apr 17 No School
TBD Onyx Family Meeting
 Apr  Junior Ring Mass
Apr Junior and Senior Proms
Sat May 4 Dinner Noir 
Fri May 12-14, 18-21 Spring Show
Fri May 2427 No School
Fri May 31 Bakari Awards
Onyx Officers
President:  Briana Banks (Isaiah ‘24)
Vice President: Mecca Johnson (Kam ‘25)
Secretary: Tracye Edwards (Xavier ‘25)
Treasurer: Selena Gilbert (Silas ‘26)

Onyx Representatives
Senior Class ‘24- Belinda Jackson (Troy)
Junior Class ‘25- Eboney Gilliam (RJ), Veronica Yates West (Isaiah), Karla & Will Robinson (Will), Elana McDonald (Ryan)
Sophomore Class ‘26- Ariel Pennick (Azreil), Delana Wardlaw (Khalif)
Freshman Class ‘27- Alexia Frisbey (Alston),  Rosalind Jackson (Kendall)
Football Liaisons - Roxanne Jackson (Max ‘25), Andrea Arnold (Donovan ‘25)