On the Journey
news reel: stories of People, places, and learning AT Aspen Country Day School
At today's Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., students heard many quotes, from the complete text of the "I Have a Dream" speech (read by the Third Graders on the air at KAJX; listen to it on Aspen Public Radio at this link) to the many quotes from Dr. King shared throughout the day.
But with all the many inspiring words we heard, some of the most important were those of ACDS students themselves. Watch the video to see more about our day, and enjoy the following excerpts from reflection essays students wrote as the long-awaited day drew to a close this afternoon.
"We are such a small part of the world, and although you may be helping make a difference alone, in reality, it takes more than one to change the world. We all need assistance, we all need guidance, but we also all need each other." – Devin T.
"For the world to change and be a better place, you have to make it better... Today we did small things like make food for the homeless shelter. Even if you just do something small to help the world, it makes a difference to someone." – Ava K.
"Today all other schools are cancelled... Everyone absent had the type of day they wanted. They may have skied, watched television, hung out with friends, or anything they wanted. I, on the other hand, had the type of day I needed... My goal is to do the type of service that encourages others to want to do service. MLK Day is just one of the 365 days we should be putting our best forward and making a difference." – Thea H.
Special thanks to the students in the Middle School Leadership Group that put together today's events, and to Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator Morgan Henschke who organized the day from start to finish. All the teachers and staff of Country Day threw their energy into this school-wide project. Now an established school tradition, our Day of Service on the holiday honoring Dr. King is an especially meaningful part of the year. We're already planning for 2019!