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"What Are You Doing for Others?"

Life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others? – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Monday, January 18, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this day, students and staff in Christina School District will again learn about the contributions and sacrifices of Dr. King and participate in service projects. As a District, we believe that the life lesson of giving back to others is so important. We didn’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to celebrate a great American and follow his example of service to others. Instead of using the MLK Day of Service holiday to sleep in, you can honor the life of Dr. King and turn a day off into a day of action.

Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929, and his national holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January every year. Each year, this holiday offers us a reminder to reflect on the vital work to which Dr. King devoted his life. “Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future,” said Dr. King. 

Monday serves as an opportunity to remember and reaffirm the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  May these values strengthen the moral standards in our personal lives and in our nation. Thank you for your faith in our future. 

There are many ways you can serve. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Shue-Medill Middle School
    My Blue Duffel Day
    This is a Presidential Inaugural Committee Martin Luther King, Jr., Service Day Event
    Drive through and donate new teddy bears, coloring books and crayons, hats and gloves,
    or small fleece blankets for children entering foster care.
    Monday, 1/18, 2 - 4 pm
    Free event, register online at the Presidential Inaugural Committee website
    My Blue Duffel for Foster Children, Presidential Inaugural Committee
    Kind to Kids and NCC's MLK Service Day

  • Glasgow High School
    Glasgow High School students are creating a mural.
    “Peace and Conflict; Civil Rights in America” 
  • Brader Elementary School
    School wide assembly/read aloud with Roomers and Zoomers and Virtual Academy
    Thursday 1/21 at 9:30 am.