Wednesday, January 23, 2013
What do you think about the district celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day off Monday?
For the first time, Wyandotte Public Schools closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School Superintendent Carla Harting said the district has longed celebrated the day with classroom projects, but this is the first year that the district canceled classes. "We have always considered doing it, but it had to be worked out in our contracts," she said. "We felt it was an important holiday to celebrate with our students. Many parents do things to celebrate the day, so we wanted to give them a chance to spend it with their children." Harting said it's unknown if classes will continue to be canceled in years to come as the current employee contracts are on a year-by-year basis. "We would like to continue honoring the day in the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, here's a look at the civil rights leader's Michigan connections.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated around the country, but has many roots right here in Michigan. It was Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr. who proposed the holiday in 1968, which President Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1983. Locally, Wyandotte city offices are closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The weekly Monday night City Council meeting is canceled. Wyandotte Public Schools also have the day off. People all across the U.S. use the civil rights pioneer's holiday as a day to pay tribute, educate, give back and reflect on the things he stood for in his lifetime. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark during his lifetime as a civil rights activist, including a couple stops in the Detroit area. Check out some of …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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The third Monday in January—otherwise known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day—can be a day off spent sleeping in and lounging around the house. But for millions of Americans, it's a day spent volunteering. Will you be giving some of your time to a good cause, or did you already on Saturday—the National Day of Service declared by President Barack Obama? Show off a job well done by posting the photos on Wyandotte Patch. Here's how: Want to upload right from your iPhone or Android? Download the Patch app and get started! Here's a short video tutorial to help.
How will you honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday?
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day–observed this year on Jan. 21–isn't just an extra holiday off from work and school. Groups all across the U.S. use the civil rights pioneer's holiday as a day to pay tribute, educate, give back and reflect on the things he stood for in his lifetime. Michigan Congressman John Conyers Jr. proposed the holiday in 1968 and President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in 1983. Wyandotte city offices are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The weekly Monday night City Council meeting is canceled. Wyandotte Public Schools also have the day off. Here's a look at some of the events planned in the region: Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's partnership with the MLK Day of …