Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King
Student at table writingThe Colonial School District will again observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday as a school holiday, but his teachings and lessons are remembered and practiced throughout the year.

This month, students across the District are learning of Dr. King and his teachings through lessons and classroom activities. For example, Plymouth Elementary School kindergartners talked about Dr. King, examined the qualities of a leader, discussed kindness and expressed their dreams for the world through a writing exercise.

District programs and activities also reflect Dr. King's messages of tolerance, acceptance and understanding diversity. Included among them are Random Acts of Kindness at Colonial Middle School (CMS), CES Cares at Colonial Elementary School (CES), team building activities at each of the District's schools, and the No Place For Hate® programs at CMS and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, which was the first high school in Montgomery County to earn the No Place For Hate® designation more than a decade ago.

For more examples of how Colonial students and staff help spread kindness, tolerance and caring throughout the year, click here to visit our Making a Difference page.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King
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