"A day on, not a day off.”
Staff at Shorewood schools are taking the motto behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day seriously in hopes of building a new tradition of giving.
On Monday, employees will volunteer at 10 differnet non-profit organizations and events in Shorewood and across the Milwaukee area.
Music department staff will perform at two nursing homes in the area (Catholic Home and Jewish Home, employees will canvass Shorewood to promote fire safety, in conjunction with the Red Cross and the North Shore Fire Department and clean rooms at Kathy's House, a house which provide lodging for patients and their caregivers traveling to Milwaukee area hospitals for medical treatment.
“The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Shorewood is a wonderful example of Character Education for our learning community, as it is not only a great bonding and community building experience, but also a model for civic duty and social responsibility, in alignment with Dr. King's vision,” Tabia Nicholas, newly appointed Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Pupil Services in the district.