In 30-degree, snowy weather, Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education members, Superintendent Tom Boasberg, educators, students and community members united to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of equality at the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
First, Team DPS supporters gathered at East High School to walk together to City Park to lay a wreath at the “I have a Dream” memorial. Then, the group marched on to Civic Center Park for a rally with the Denver community.
“We want people to understand that we’re all a part of this great nation and we all have something to contribute,” said Charles Babb, principal at Florida Pitt Waller.
The event also marked the beginning of the first DPS Shared Core Values Week (Jan. 16 to 20), as educators celebrated the value of Equity. Throughout the week, educators, students, families and community members are invited to celebrate the DPS Shared Core Values of Equity, Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Students First and Fun. Schools are also encouraged this week to incorporate the Shared Core Values into their existing instruction, or are invited to plan new events and activities around the values each day of the week:
- Monday, Jan. 16 – Equity
- Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Integrity
- Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Collaboration
- Thursday, Jan. 19 – Accountability
- Friday, Jan. 20 – Students First/Fun
For more information on DPS Shared Core Values Week, visit celt.dpsk12.org.