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Anti-Defamation League Program Held At The Middle School Of Plainville

Students at the Middle School of Plainville recently attended an assembly entitled Step Up, presented by the Anti-Defamation League.

"The Step Up assembly created an opportunity for students to think about the impact their behaviors have on other people and to reflect on things they can do to prevent name-calling and bullying behaviors," explained Middle School of Plainville Dean of Students, Tom Laudadio. "The assembly was also a good starting point for future work we will do with our students on this topic." The Step Up assembly focused on stepping up to build a school of allies and reject name-calling and other bullying behaviors. The format for the program included facilitator Derek Hall from the Anti-Defamation League, a video in which students describe experiences they have had, and discussion opportunities from the middle school student audience. After the assembly, students returned to their classrooms for related small group discussion.

"Mr. Hall did a fantastic job and the program was very well received by the students and faculty. I feel that this program made a very positive contribution to our efforts to continuously improve the school climate and make MSP a great place to learn," noted Middle School Principal, Matthew Guarino.

The Anti-Defamation League will return to the middle school on January 30 to deliver "Bystander to Ally" training for students as part of the school's continuous focus on enhancing school climate.

-Posted on January 23, 2012 at 03:32 PM

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