In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, students in the district participated in lessons that focused on the role Dr. King played in the history of our country.

At the middle school, students read various books about Dr. King and listened to parts of his historical “I have a Dream” speech. Sixth-graders read picture books such as Martin’s Big Words and read a play describing his life.

At the primary level, some classes used artwork to emphasize the importance of the three-day weekend and why Dr. King’s birthday is a holiday. Bayville Primary School kindergarten teachers Jennifer LeMieux and Stacey Eno decorated their classrooms with pictures their students created of Dr. King. Second-grade teacher Francine Alonge’s class wrote down Dr. King’s dreams and then added their own dreams, which included everyone being kind to each other and other altruistic ideas.

While district students and staff join with others in taking a day off to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is certain that they will understand the significance of this holiday.