On October 19, 2016, North Shore Middle School participated in Mix It Up Day, coinciding with national Unity Day this school year. Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month (October) which has been recognized in the United States since 2011. It reminds students to stand together against bullying and encourages students to wear orange as they show their unity for kindness, inclusion, acceptance and tolerance.
Mix It Up is a day supporting student efforts to identify and question cross social boundaries within their schools and communities. On this special day, students show tolerance to their peers and sit with a different group of students at their lunch tables. At North Shore Middle School students sat together based on the month they were born. Ms. Finning said, “Through a variety of games and activities, our students had the opportunity to meet and mingle with new students and begin to expand their social networks and move beyond their established cliques.”
We encourage our families to speak with your students about their experiences with cliques and friendships at North Shore Middle School. Many thanks to the faculty, guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and all of the parent volunteers at the middle school for making this event such a success.
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Shelly Newman North Shore Middle School students participated in Mix It Up day coinciding with Unity Day. On this special day, students show tolerance to their peers and sit with a different group of students at their lunch tables to get to know them.