What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you?

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Echo Horizon School challenges the children with academics, technology and the arts, but they’re just as cognizant of challenging them to be good citizens.

With their Points of Pride: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness, the teachers create an environment where no one is ostracized, where all are supported and where young people learn to be kind to each other and non-judgmental.

The school’s character education curriculum is part of the daily learning at every grade level.

Recently, the kindergarteners learned that the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday is not just a day off from school, but a day to focus on hopes and dreams for the world.

The children watched Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and wrote about their own dreams.

Even at this young age, there is a heartwarming awareness for others’ well-being. “I dream that everybody should have friends,” “I dream that all people can have a job,” “I have a dream that no one will be homeless,” and “I dream that all children have toys,” were just a few of the dreams shared by the children.

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