September 22, 2016 686 views
SCS students celebrated International Peace Day Wednesday.
Cordova Elementary School students wore traditional cultural clothing to honor their family history, while others wore peace signs. They also decorated the school parking lot with peace signs and hearts.
Pre K teacher Chandra Madden organized the day’s activities. Ms. Madden worked with her students to teach them what peace stands for, and that people can still be friends despite their differences.
"I think [the students] are really excited about today’s activities," said Madden. I’ve noticed that they are coming together in harmony."
Germantown Elementary celebrated the day with Pinwheels for Peace. The students wrote messages of peace and love on pinwheels then placed them all across the front of the school. Teachers used the art project to show the students how they can communicate peace.
"With all the things going on in the country and around the world, we talked about how peace can start from within and how you can spread it with your classroom and neighborhood," said Germantown Elementary teacher Kelly Hatton.
Germantown Elementary, which is an international studies focused optional school, used the day to talk about symbols and languages in the different countries the students learn about.