2008-07-04 / School News

PS/MS 105 Celebrates End To Violence

Candles were lit as a symbol of peace. Candles were lit as a symbol of peace. PS/MS students in grades 5, 6 and 7 assembled in the auditorium to celebrate peace and to promote the "Stop the Violence, Safe Summer Theme," on Tuesday, June 24.

The assembly program opened with students parading down the aisles holding signs with slogans such as Stop the Violence, Value Your Life, Save the Children, Peace Starts With Me and Don't Take Our Future Away. The assembly was a collaboration among the students, staff, parents and administration of PS/MS 105.

During the program, students read original essays and poetry after lighting a candle that symbolizes peace and safety throughout the Rockaway peninsula. In addition, police Youth Officer Roper of the 101 Precinct spoke to the students about safety in the community. The program concluded with the audience singing "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine."

101 Precinct's Youth Officer Roper addressed safety in the Rockaway community.  101 Precinct's Youth Officer Roper addressed safety in the Rockaway community. Students marched into the auditorium carrying bold statements. Students marched into the auditorium carrying bold statements. The audience sang to music played by a live ensemble. The audience sang to music played by a live ensemble.

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