Friday, September 27, 2013

International Day of Peace observed at Birney Elementary, Roosevelt Middle schools

Birney Elementary and Roosevelt Middle schools celebrated the International Day of Peace, culminating in the creation of a giant peace sign on their schools' playgrounds.
Peace at Birney Elementary
The schools' annual celebration is part of the curriculum for the International Baccalaureate schools, which use an international approach to learning and living together. The International Baccalaureate offers programs for students ages 3-19 that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

International Baccalaureate is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation and a recognized leader in the field of international education.

At Roosevelt, located on the north edge of Balboa Park, students decorated t-shirts, posters and flags for their peace sign ceremony. Almost all of the school's 900 students participated in the sign-making, after which they performed dances.

At Birney Elementary School in University Heights, students also created a giant peace sign, lining up on the school's join-use field.

For more information on the programs, contact: Dr. Cabello at Roosevelt Middle school at, or Amanda Hammond-Williams at Birney Elementary at