Have you seen the beautiful collection of hundreds of peace flags created by Cherokee Heights Middle School students as a public art project?
Every year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. It was established in 1981 by the United National General Assembly. The theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All."
This September, CHMS students were asked to think of a value, goal, energy or gift they believe they possess. Each student chose one of these ideas, pledging to share this gift of peace at school every day in support of the theme of Togetherness, Peace, Safety and Recognition for all. Using fabric donated by parents, educators, and community members, student then wrote words representing their gift to their community on a fabric banners that were hung on the fence outside of the school. What a sight this brings to our school: 600 flags now are fluttering on the two fences at the corner of Cherokee Drive and Midvale Boulevard. Make sure to walk or drive by to check out what amazing gifts our students bring to our community and our world!
This project was led by physical education teacher Marjorie Kutsche. Photos were taken by David Kunstman.