In our continued efforts to create a safer school environment for all students, to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to help their classmates who are being teased, bullied, or harassed, we began the year asking students to "pledge to do my best to treat ALL my peers with respect and dignity in person and online."
Pictured above are the pledges from each Advisory Group. During the school year we will do activities in Advisory Groups that reinforce zero indifference to any unkind behavior. The theme of "zero indifference" - how do we help students not to be indifferent to these types of behavior, to be willing to say to those who are using these behaviors "not here, that's not us" - is the climate at HMS that we value and diligently work to preserve.
To address the online behaviors we also have a school-wide focus on Digital Citizenship with the Core Value of Responsibility the main focus. This "curriculum" will be shared in an upcoming blog.
Creating a safer school environment for all students.
Helping all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims.
Encouraging students to step in to assist the victim.
Encouraging students to stand up for their classmates who are being teased, bullied, or harassed.
Being part of the solution and not the problem.
Zero indifference.A school with a conscience.