“I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
– M.L.K., Jr.
North Branch was in session on Monday to celebrate the life and works of Dr. King. We began the day with a short assembly (see the post below). Students spent the day focused on the themes of kindness, non-violence and helping people, among others. The older students have been studying the civil rights movement and individuals such as Gandhi and Chen Guangcheng. Oscar’s Spanish classes learned about peace activists from Argentina, and about the Spanish word/concept “bondad,” which translates as goodness. The smaller members of our school community made kindness wreaths and filled up buckets with loving things that they could do to help their family, friends and the world.
In the spirit of service, the Senior class will be organizing a North Branch Book Drive. During the next three weeks, students and families are encouraged to bring in new or gently used books which will be donated to Almost Home Pet Adoption Thrift Shop and Books Behind Bars, an initiative run by Quest Bookstore. Below is a short video of the afternoon assembly. It begins with a picture of art from the Juniors – they created several beautiful portraits of notable African-American people.