Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

The Calvert community gathered to celebrate the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an all-school assembly on Friday and the seventh annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday.
The entire student body came together for an assembly about Dr. King with the theme of “The Difference of One.” Eighth Grader Allie Sachar gave her reflection speech in which she discussed how her mom, Middle School Spanish Teacher Sandry Sachar, exemplifies many characteristics that Dr. King valued. Lower School students performed two songs to highlight his message and accomplishments, and the Middle School band and chorus performed as well. Mrs. Tyson read Oneby Kathryn Otoshi, and Fifth Grade girls acted out the story about it taking only one person to make a positive difference. It was a very special morning for the community. Many thanks to Diversity Coordinator Monica Stewart and everyone who helped make it possible!
On Monday, parents, students, and members of the Calvert community joined together to participate in a variety of service activities in honor of Dr. King’s vision and legacy at the seventh annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, organized by Sandry Sachar.
David Fakunle, a seasoned storyteller and drummer, started our day with three interactive stories, accompanied by his drum. He tied the stories to Dr. King’s message of giving and equality. After the presentation, everyone participated in various service activities. These included going to Paul’s Place, making sandwiches for the homeless, creating sock puppets for students in Africa and Belize, playing BINGO with seniors from Gallagher Services, decorating hope chests for Sarah’s Hope, and making baby blankets for patients at Mt. Washington Pediatric.
Another highlight of the day was the leadership that so many community members provided. Seventh Graders who attended helped with registration, ran activities, provided directions around campus, and entertained the youngest children. Current and former Calvert employees and parents as well as Johns Hopkins University students acted as activity leaders and helped throughout the day.
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
It was a true community event as everyone was engaged in helping to make a meaningful difference while having fun!
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Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.