Today, October 12, is Indigenous People’s Day. Staff and students in the Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) are honoring the first inhabitants in the United States by acknowledging and commemorating their contributions, history and culture.
Students honor Martin Luther King Jr.
LWSD schools recently honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learn more about a few of those events below:
Juanita Elementary School
In his pursuit of freedom, Martin Luther King Jr. never lost sight of his commitment toward nonviolence. During an assembly honoring the civil rights leader, students at Juanita Elementary School learned how their PRIDE characteristics (Problem solving, Respect, Integrity, Diligence and Empathy) applied to King. The school’s Associate Principal Edith Brumant sang part of "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing," which is often called "The Black National Anthem."
Redmond High School
Students at Redmond High School learned about the life of King and the history of the civil rights movement. Keynote speaker James Layman, program director at Association of Washington Student Leaders, told students that whatever they choose to do, they should strive to do their best. Layman is a former band teacher from Spokane. Leadership students Silvana Segura and Vivian Faustino also spoke to their peers about the legacy of Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
Rose Hill Middle School
A their school-wide assembly, students on the leadership team took turns talking about the life of Dr. King as well as the Civil Rights Movement. They also read an excerpt from his "I Have a Dream" speech. Keynote speaker and structural engineer, Lizette Terry, encouraged students that they can do anything if they remember that they can overcome any struggle. As the finale, the choir closed the assembly with the song, "We Shall Overcome."