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There's No Place for Hate at SHS

Feb. 25, 2016

Mix It Up lunchStudents at Schalmont High School are working to make it an official No Place for Hate School.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New York designed the No Place for Hate initiative to create inclusive school communities by promoting unity and respect, and empowering students to reduce bullying, name-calling and other expressions of bias.

Students in Schalmont’s SADD club initiated the process in November when they invited a representative from the ADL to give a presentation that was open to any student interested in joining the committee.

To become No Place for Hate School, districts must form a committee and register with the ADL, every member of the school community must sign a Resolution of Respect, and the district’s committee must provide at least three ADL-approved activities in which every student can participate and that address bias and bullying and involve discussion, active learning, and an action plan. Schools that fulfill all requirements receive recognition and a personalized No Place for Hate banner at the end of the school year.

Mix It Up lunchSchalmont students recently held the first of their three activities which involved a Mix-It-Up lunch for freshman. During lunch, the students randomly moved to different tables to get to know other students. Each table featured a Schalmont staff member and a student from the No Place for Hate committee, who used a stack of index cards with questions to help the students to get to know each other.






Mix It Up lunch