Each year, the DeLaSalle community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with prayer, discussion, and classroom activities. As part of this celebration, students and staff have gathered in a special all-school assembly to honor Dr. King with song, prayer, and a guest speaker.
Due to DeLaSalle’s current pandemic restriction limiting large-group gatherings, an assembly will not happen this month. Instead, on Thursday, January 13, small group sessions facilitated by teachers and staff will be held in classrooms and meeting spaces. In these sessions, Islanders will watch video, read from Dr. King’s writings, join in prayer, and share ideas and options for making his dream of just and peace-filled communities reality.
DeLaSalle High School also honors the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. by recognizing the federal holiday. There will be no school on Monday, January 17. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in prayers and service.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. It asks Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to local community and broader national problems. What service will you do Monday? Need info? Start with these two websites:
Meet Minneapolis – MLK Day
Hands on Twin Cities – MLK Day 2022