Students Unite Together by Wearing Orange!
During the month of October, communities nationwide have joined together to actively participate in National Bullying Prevention Month. Under the direction of guidance counselors Ms. Canzoniero, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Finning Flavia Finning, and Middle School Social Worker, Toni Papetti, students united together by wearing orange and participated in Unity Day activities on October 19th.
During the day, special lessons on bullying for 7th and 8th graders were presented with assistance from high school student athletes. During lunch, the middle schools students participated in “Mix It Up” activities and were asked to sit at different tables according to their birthday month to engage in social building games and activities. Additionally, they watched a musical performance of the song, “Imagine,” by John Lennon performed by their peers. These types of cafeteria activities served as a reminder for students to be kind to one another, be tolerant and accepting of everyone’s differences, and reach out to their peers to let them know that they are not alone. During the lunch room activities, the guidance counselors reiterated the important themes, “Make a Change and We Stand Together.”
Under the direction of Principal Ferris, the theme “Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns” (E3) was introduced with the vision of uniting North Shore Middle School. Principal Ferris said, “This is a reminder that bullying will not be tolerated in our E3 school community. This is the first of many anti-bullying activities that will take place at the middle school this year.” Many thanks to the MS PTSO, the guidance counselors, social workers, administration, and teachers who worked so hard to decorate the cafeteria and assist in all of the important Unity Day activities at North Shore Middle School.
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Shelly Newman North Shore Middle School students, faculty and staff united together to participate this October in National Bullying Prevention Month. Under the direction of principals, faculty, guidance counselors, and school social worker, students united together by wearing orange and participated in many Unity Day activities on October 19th.