Alden Terrace Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Virtual Assembly
On Jan. 15, Alden Terrace School’s in-person and Virtual Academy students joined virtually on Zoom for the “Reflections of Dr. King – His Dream and His Legacy” assembly.
Students in grades K-6, along with their teachers, tuned in from home. At the start, Principal Shawnée Warfield noted that while the yearly assembly is typically held in the school’s gymnasium, “nothing will stop us from celebrating Dr. King’s dream.”
Along with playing a video on the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President on YouTube, Principal Warfield shared photos of her own family visiting Dr. King’s childhood home, his final resting place, the eternal flame, the Dr. King Center in Atlanta and his church. The assembly also featured prerecorded clips of Alden Terrace students participating in various in-class projects. Some of the shared clips included Mrs. Colica’s class reciting a poem, Ms. Leva’s class displaying their “I am going to let my light shine by…” projects, Ms. Green’s class putting together a large portrait puzzle of Dr. King, Mrs. Perrone’s class singing and Mrs. Anesta’s class sharing famous Dr. King quotes. The assembly concluded with a clip of his “I Have a Dream” speech.
“Love is powerful. Love stamps out hate,” Principal Warfield said. “Light stamps out darkness. Let's continue to be a light and to show love!"