Dear Valley Stream Central High School District Community,
For more than half century now, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message and fight for equality, peace and mutual understanding have inspired generations. On this day, we celebrate his life and legacy as we strive to lead lives that follow his example.
At the Valley Stream Central High School District, we seek every day to instill in our students a strong sense of community and appreciation for public service. In addition to providing students with a quality education, we must also demonstrate how we can apply that education to make the world a more equitable place. Dr. King knew this and spoke of it often. “Make a career of humanity,” he said during the March for Integrated Schools in 1959. “Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
While our District is closed today to honor Dr. King’s legacy, let us take this time as a school community to reflect and reaffirm our commitment to justice.
Dr. Wayne Loper
Superintendent of Schools