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LAPS Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

on January 20, 2019 - 8:39am
Los Alamos High School Track & Field athletes demonstrate compassion for others by helping to shovel snow at their school. Courtesy/LAPS
The artwork of Ms. Joy Marie Quernemoen's first grade students on display at Aspen Elementary School depicts their dreams. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS Superintendent

Los Alamos Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We look forward to honoring the legacy of Dr. King as a school community during this National Day of Service. Many students and staff from all of our schools will be engaging in activities to make a meaningful difference in the world on this special day.

Teachers across the district have engaged their students in projects related to MLK Day. At Barranca Mesa Elementary School, first grade teacher Eva Grant-Trujillo is helping her students learn more about Dr. King and community service by watching an animated educational video called, “Our Friend, Martin.”

“The class is also reading books about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and discussing the differences between how people were treated long ago versus present day,” Grant-Trujillo said.

In addition, her students will create a timeline of his life and also construct a paper version of MLK where they will write his dream along with their own dreams.