Children Who Make a Difference was the theme of this year's annual Peace Week, held the week leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Students spent the week learning about children around the world who have made a difference in their communities and learning about how they can make a difference in the broader world and within themselves. Each class researched a figure or figures who fit the theme and buddy groups worked together to make lunches for a homeless shelter. In Middle School, students also participated in small group sessions that included topics such as Worry Solutions, Social Media/Social Self, and How Music Affects Me. These sessions were followed by reflection writing and yoga.
The week culminated with the traditional whole-school assembly and candle lighting ceremony. As students entered the gym, each one contributed a nonperishable food item to the First Grade Food Drive. Then they all gathered in the center of the gym to sing a Spanish peace song. The singing was followed by a tribute to Nelson Mandela and poster presentations from each class on their researched child. The afternoon concluded with a performance of the Candle Song by Kindergartener Ivie and the traditional candle lighting ceremony.