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Reagan Elementary creates 'Peace Rocks' art installation

The Rays of Reagan Elementary created a temporary art installation made up of stones painted by students, each illustrating what peace means to them.
Credit: Lauren Houser

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Amid recent tragic news such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, one local elementary school decided to make a peaceful statement.

The Reagan Rays have created a "Peace Rocks" art installation outside of their school, a giant peace sign outlined with rocks finished on Monday morning. They also got to take some time away from class to become a part of the art themselves, standing in a peace formation alongside the rocks they placed.

What a beautiful morning at Rayland! #rayspeacerocks #reaganrays @RADartDep @PaulaR_Martinez pic.twitter.com/2ElXy1c9Aj

— Lauren Houser (@lauren_houser) March 5, 2018

Teacher Lauren Houser shared the videos with KVUE Monday evening, along with a photo next to a sign describing the temporary art installation that reads, "Welcome. When you enter here, you are a Reagan Ray," along with other messages such as: "You are loved. You are respected. You are valued. You are special. You are amazing. You are creative. You are important. You are the reason. We are here."

Members of the school used social media to pass along the hashtag #rayspeacerocks.

Christine Mauer, a SPED resource/inclusion instructional assistant, used the hashtag saying every student painted a rock of what peace meant to them. She said more than 900 students from kindergarten to fifth grade participated.