DPS Schools Participate in National Walkouts

Mar. 14, 2018
 
National School Walkout Day March 14, 2018
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Wednesday marked the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shootings that took place Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. To commemorate the students who lost their lives and to protest gun violence, DPS students along with students across the country participated in National School Walkout Day.

More than 10,000 DPS students walked out of school to observe 17 minutes of silence and shared their thoughts and hopes around gun violence with their peers. Although DPS students were encouraged to stay on school grounds to express their views, nearly 2,000 students walked in solidarity to the State Capitol to share their voices with elected officials.

Additional activities held by students included:

  • McAuliffe International School students gathered in the formation of a heart to observe 17 minutes of silence.
  • Academia Ana Marie Sandoval parents and educators joined students hand-in-hand on a walk around the school perimeter.
  • Denver Discovery School students united in the cafeteria to hear from a student walkout organizer, then walked around the block in silence.

View the complete list of participating schools below.

Bear Valley Walked out to eat lunch in the park
Bedrock Walked to Evie Dennis and back
Bruce Randolph Walked out, stayed on campus
CEC Early College Walked to Viking Park with North High School
Centennial Walked out, stayed on campus
Cesar Chavez Walked to the park across the street
Creative Learning Academy Walked to the Capitol
Colorado High School Charter Walked out, stayed on campus
Compassion Road
DCIS Baker MS & HS Walked out to the field for 17 minutes of silence
Delgado + Kepner Kepner via Hazel Street
Denver Discovery
Denver Green School
Denver Justice
Denver Justice
DSA Walked to the Capitol
DSISD Walked to the Capitol
DSST Byers MS Walked out, stayed on campus
DSST Byers HS Walked to the Capitol
DSST Cole Walked out, stayed on campus
DSST College View Walked around school
DSST Stapleton HS
DSST Stapleton MS Walked out, stayed on campus
East HS Walked to the Capitol
Evie Dennis Walked out to the football field
GALS Walked to Sunken Gardens Park
George Washington Walked to Thomas Jefferson
Grant Beacon Walked to Platte Park
Groff
Hamilton Stayed in the auditorium
Henry MS Walking around school
High Tech Early College Walked out, stayed on campus
Highline SE On-site silent protest
Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences Walked out, stayed on campus
JFK Walked around school
Kepner
KIPP Collegiate Academy Walked to Barnum Park
Knapp Walked out, stayed on campus
Kunsmiller
Lincoln High School Walked to Barnum Park
Manual Walked out, stayed on campus
McAuliffe International School Walked out, stayed on campus
Merrill Middle Walked out to the field
Monclair Walking around school
Morey Walking around school
North + STRIVE Prep Excel              Walked out to the park
Northfield High School Walked out to the field for 17 minutes of silence
Odyssey @ Phillips Stood in the median at Montview and Monaco
Omar D. Blair Walked to the park across the street
Park Hill Walked out, stayed on campus
Placebridge Academy
Skinner Walked up 38th Avenue before returning to school
Slavens Walked out to the field
South HS Walked out, stayed on campus
Strive Prep @ Federal
Strive Prep @ Lake Walking around school
Strive Prep @ Montbello Walking around school
STRIVE Prep @ Sunnyside Walked to the Capitol
Thomas Jefferson
West Walked to Sunken Gardens Park