Rye Country Day School honored and celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a variety of programming throughout January. By learning about and discussing Dr. King’s education, actions, and impact during this lifetime, the RCDS community was able to reflect on ways they can make a difference in today’s world.
Students in all three divisions gathered on January 13 in the PAC for assemblies celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Centered around the theme of education, each divisional assembly started with a presentation highlighting Dr. King’s life, education, and historic civil rights work.
Social Day of Impact
Rye Country Day School continued honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the annual MLK Day of Social Impact.
RCDS students, families, and employees gathered to hear from representatives from Building One Community (B1C), an immigrant resource center in Stamford, CT. After learning about the important work of this longtime RCDS community partner, participants completed a community project of assembling winter care packages for B1C clients. They also created greeting cards for each package featuring Dr. King’s historic quotes.
Martin Luther King. Jr. Book-Making Community Project
Students continued their reflection on Dr. King’s impact with a division-wide book-making activity. Guided by thought-provoking questions about Dr. King’s life, students created books reflecting their own education, passions, and how they will use what they have learned to contribute to society today.