Our school community took time this week to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kindergarten students held their traditional peace march throughout the lower school with posters including messages like, "Be Cind to Ech Ofr" (Be Kind to Each Other), "Help the Urth" (Help the Earth), and "Lov Evrebody" (Love Everybody).
Middle school students learned more about the work of Dr. King during an interactive performance by Hip Hop Fundamentals, whose goal is to educate, engage, and empower through breakdance.
Upper school students watched a TED talk from Bryan Stevenson (https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice), founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and reflected on his talk during small groups in Meeting for Worship. The focus of the program developed by WFS' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee was from the Equal Justice Initiative, and centered around the importance of social justice in America.
Recently, seventh grade students prepared more than 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a snack, and a piece of fruit for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission, which has served the homeless, addicted, and impoverished for over 125 years.
Over the last few months we have been in the process of filling two critical positions on campus: our new Director of Equity, Justice, Community, and Engagement and our Assistant Head of School for Academics.