Middle School Students Celebrate MLK All Week

Klondike Middle School students spend a week focusing on Martin Luther King Junior's civil rights movement.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 6:33 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It was a sweet afternoon at a Lafayette School today as they ended their week wrapping up a week-long celebration.

Klondike Middle School spent the week focusing on the importance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

Students spent the week reviewing history, sharing ideas and learning more about the civil rights movement from 1963. Students were involved in a variety of activities and created a map to show where students are originally from. They also wrote creative tweets to showcase what they believe MLK would have said on Twitter if he were still alive today.

Daniela Velazquez, an 8th-grade student at Klondike, read a piece from MLK's book to students during lunch.
She said without the movement she wouldn't have the friends she has today and the diversity shows how friendships can be made from around the world.

They celebrated today with birthday cake and cupcakes while they listened to one student read from MLK's book.

School counselor, Cristina Morales, says it's important for her students to understand and accept others of all backgrounds.
Students created a map to share where they are from.

"You know we want our kids to feel safe, and to feel that no matter what color of their skin, that they can be safe here and they can be part of that community," Morales said.

Faculty members hope students will take what they have learned this week and use this knowledge in their every day lives.

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