Students had sessions dedicated to three important aspects of Dr. King’s beliefs: diversity, service and acceptance.
Friday, January 25
This release was submitted by Valley Road School. This past Monday, January 21, 2013, Valley Road School in Clark honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day by devoting the afternoon to activities revolving around Dr. King’s teachings. With the help of the Olweus Committee and K-Kids, Miss Ashley Aligo, the Guidance Counselor, set up three separate sessions dedicated to three important aspects of Dr. King’s beliefs: Diversity, Service, and Acceptance. Every class was paired up with their buddy class for each of the sessions. During the “Diversity” session, teachers read the book “The Crayon Box That Talked,” written by Shane Derolf, to their classes. This book teaches children a valuable lesson on diversity. Just as the crayons in a crayon box are…
Clark schools decided to make the most of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day being a school day by inviting various guest celebrities and state leaders to speak to students.
Monday, January 21
This release was submitted by the Clark School District. For the first time in recent memory, the Clark School District will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a day that was originally scheduled as a day of no school. Due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath wrecking havoc on the schools, the district lost six school days due to closures and is now having to make up previously scheduled holidays and school closures as school days. Keeping with the mantra “when life serves you lemons, make lemonade,” the Clark administration decided to make the most of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day being a school day by inviting various guest celebrities and state leaders into the schools to speak to the impressionable students. With the focus of the …