Annual Peace Pole Ceremony on Sept. 29
Sewanee Elementary School invites the community to join them for their annual Peace Pole ceremony at 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. The event is an opportunity for the school to learn how to say the phrase, “May Peace Prevail On Earth,” in a different language each year and for students to reflect on how they can help make their school, their homes, and their lives more peaceful. The ceremony is generally held between the International Day of Peace and United Nations Day. Languages recently added include Chinese, Romanian, and sign language. This year the school will add the phrase in Ukrainian.
During the assembly, the fourth-grade students will be sharing some of what they learned about Ukrainian culture and will teach the school community how to say May Peace Prevail on Earth in Ukrainian. The fifth graders will be performing a musical selection. Members of the community at large are invited to attend. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside. Visitors to the school must sign in at the office when they enter the building.