Monday, January 17, 2011

CPS Middle Schoolers Create Peaceful King Day

On the 2nd Annual Day of Service, 150 middle school students came to a Day of Dialogue and Peace at Medill Teacher Training Center. In the spirit of Dr. King, students created works of art - drums, music, spoken word and drama - and performed them for each other. Participating students are developing service-learning projects at their school this spring. The Day of Dialogue and Peace served as inspiration and a kick-off as these students seek to create peace and justice in their communities.

Meanwhile, 250 students who participate in Mikva Challenge questioned mayoral candidates on various issues at a mayoral form with the four top polling candidates. The televised event will be aired on WTTW-Channel 11 on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. To view the forum after Monday, go to In addition, students from 19 high schools participated in service activities throughout the city and even as far away as the Indiana Dunes.

As hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country including President and Mrs. Obama served their communities, so too did CPS students. Congratulations on their outstanding work and commitment to their communities.

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