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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?

Our School

Engaging the whole family.

At Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, we love our students! Our teachers, administrators and staff strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student and his/her parents.

Teachers work to engage students and offer support to parents by sharing about how to encourage their child’s school career. Parents are invited to participate whenever possible – volunteer, help within the classroom, join on field trips, eat lunch with their child, work on class projects, etc. In turn, King staff build long-term bonds with students over the years, and parents trust the staff. As a trauma-sensitive school, our ultimate goal is that all students feel safe, welcome and supported.

Encouraging the path to college.

From mentoring, sports to field trips and more, at King, we offer a variety of programs and services to best serve our students and help make learning fun! Our partner, Lead to Read organizes business associates and community volunteers to provide a one-on-one reader every Tuesday and Thursday of the school year for kindergarten through third grade students each week.

Starting in fourth grade, King students start exploring college pathways. The College for Every Stud

students of king in classroom