january, 2021

18janallday22Plano ISD Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Celebration


Event Details

Plano ISD will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeklong virtual celebration Jan. 18-22. The event will include work from winners of the student writing contest, the presentation for Plano ISD’s 2020 Teachers of the Year, Diversity Leadership Award nominees and winners, top artwork selected from the student art contest, a performance from speech students, musical and dance performances and more. Watch the weeklong event at Plano ISD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Videos premiere daily at 9:00 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the district’s website and the district’s Twitter or Facebook pages.

Daily schedule:

Monday, January 18 theme: The Power of Together

  • 9 a.m. – Virtual Event Welcome by Plano ISD Superintendent Sara Bonser
  • Noon – Dr. King’s Legacy by MLK Event Committee Chairman Emeritus Dr. Myrtle Hightower
  • 2:30 p.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Caleb Thathiah, 2nd Grade at Dooley Elementary School
  • 4:30 p.m. – Performance by Murphy Middle School Orchestra under the direction of Brian Henson

Tuesday, January 19 theme: “Brighter Together”

  • 9 a.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Sannidhi Bhat, 3rd Grade at Daffron Elementary School
  • Noon – MLK Student Art Contest Semifinalist and Finalist Recognition
  • 2:30 p.m. – Dance Performance by Clark High School under the direction of Kara Rogers and Allyson Wallace
  • 4:30 p.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Raif Siddique, 4th Grade at Hunt Elementary School

Wednesday, January 20 theme: “Stronger Together”

  • 9 a.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Avanti Sathe, 4th Grade at Mitchell Elementary School
  • Noon – Plano ISD Speech Student Collaborative Performance under the direction of Stef Cambra
  • 2:30 p.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Amari Knight, 3rd Grade at Mitchell Elementary School
  • 4:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker, Plano ISD Alumnus Demond Wilson

Thursday, January 21 theme: “Shaping the Future Together”

  • 9 a.m. – Plano ISD 2020 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year
  • Noon – MLK Writing Contest Winner Meghna Alluri, 5th Grade at Skaggs Elementary School
  • 2:30 p.m. – Dance Performance from Plano West Senior High School under the direction of Chloe Hills
  • 4:30 p.m. – MLK Writing Contest Winner Nathan Flores, 5th Grade at Daffron Elementary School

Friday, January 22 theme: “Plano ISD Together”

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2021 Diversity Leadership Awards
  • Noon – MLK Writing Contest Winner Anirudh Sivanandam, 2nd Grade at Stinson Elementary School
  • 2:30 p.m. – Grand Finale – Together Music Video featuring the Plano Senior High School choir and dance students under the direction of Danny Lozano and Clorese Porter

Thank you to all who made this event possible and for joining Plano ISD in Celebrating Together!


january 18 (Monday) - 22 (Friday)