Friday, January 12, 2018

MLK Day 2018

Cyclones Put Citizenship and Service in Action 

Cyclones will join in volunteer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. 

Casady Upper Division is hosting a civil rights assembly at 1:05 pm, today, January 12, 2018. The assembly speaker facilitator is Mrs. Jo Ivester.   Jo Ivester spent two years of her childhood living in a trailer in Mound Bayou, where she was the only white student at her junior high. She finished high school in Florida before attending Reed, MIT, and Stanford in preparation for a career in transportation and manufacturing. Following the birth of her fourth child, she became a teacher. She and her husband teach each January at MIT and travel extensively, splitting their time between Texas, Colorado, and Singapore.BooksThe Outskirts of Hope.  Jo Ivester addresses a wide range of audiences, from small book clubs to entire schools, using her personal stories as a means to make people more comfortable with those who are different from them with regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identification.

After School, today, YAC Vice President, Sahanya B. is facilitating her monthly after school mentoring experience at Boys and Girls Club.  

Cyclone volunteers will pack food at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on January 15th from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Volunteer Center of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  The Casady Afternoon of Service is sponsored by the Casady Middle Division Community Service-Learning Program.  The project is facilitated by Mrs. Cherylynn Omelia, Casady Middle Division Service Coordinator, MD English Department Head, and 7th grade English teacher. 

Cyclones will join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation and the Coorporation of National and Community Service. On MLK Day, Cyclones answer Dr. King’s call to serve and face differences.  

Volunteer service is a powerful tool that unites us around a common purpose and builds strong communities.  The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – on MLK Day and throughout the year.