A number of events are taking place around the St. Louis area Monday as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Here's some of what's happening in honor of the civil rights leader's life.
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Students throughout the Parkway School District participated in a number of events to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
Students throughout the Parkway School District participated in a number of events to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior. Students are out of class Monday for the national holiday, but teachers held a number of events Friday to help students understand history and honor King. At Pierremont Elementary School, MOSAICS teacher Mollie Leyton had students participate in an activity where they read stories and listened to music from the time of civil rights movement. "There are a couple songs that I pulled that took place during that time, to help teach the kids about music," Leyton tells Patch. She teaches "exceptionally gifted" second graders and said she taught many of them last year so she wanted to build on their …