Celebrating Peace

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The Port Jefferson School District celebrated the International Day of Peace on Sept. 28 through activities sponsored by the high school Student Organization.

As part of the observance, Student Organization members produced a peace video featuring elementary, middle and high school students speaking about what peace means to them. The video was viewed by all students during their homeroom periods.  

The Student Organization decorated school hallways, lockers and classrooms with messages of peace written on sticky notes. The day’s activities also included songs of peace performed by the high school chamber choir during lunch periods, and instead of bells to mark the end of periods, peace songs played over the schools’ public address system.

To further the message of peace, all teachers led discussions on the United Nations’ peace goals and art students participated in the Shanti Fund’s annual peace calendar art contest.    

To watch the Student Organization's peace video, click here.