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Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Battle of the Classes in Wyandanch

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School hosted their first fifth grade Battle of the Classes competition for 2024.

This month’s event featured a winter theme. All fifth grade classes competed against each other playing a winter clothing relay race, in which scholars were required to put on a winter hat, gloves and a scarf for each leg of the race and a snowball clean up game where scholars threw snowballs made of paper over a dividing line to see who could clean their area the fastest.

The Battle of the Classes is an initiative which started in the beginning of the school year. Each fifth grade class selected a name, designed a logo and were provided T-shirts with the logo they created. Every Friday, scholars and their teachers wear their shirts and for each class representative showing their class pride, a point is earned. 

Each month, a Battle of the Classes event is held. The classes compete in various games and challenges against each other to earn more points. The culminating event will be in May at the Martin Luther King, Jr. field day when the winner of the school yearlong competition will be announced.

 Students in the gym   Students in the gym

 Students in the gym