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District Hopes to Make Volunteering on MLK Day A Tradition

On Monday, district employees will volunteer at 10 differnet non-profit organizations and events in Shorewood and across the Milwaukee area.

"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. 

Nancy Lizdas January 18, 2013 at 04:01 AM
Per Dr. King's vision: 1. Students should be in school! 2. Professional educators should be using their inservice days for advancing curriculum and instructional practices to serve their students. 3. The "Executive" director of curriculum, instruction and pupil services should be providing leadership in curriculum and instruction, not sending our teachers out to clean. 4. Aforesaid director might use her time implementing a service opportunity program for high school students - teachers already know how to serve. Nancy Lizdas

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