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Anti-Defamation League Step Up Assembly Held At The Middle School Of Plainville

As part of the Middle School of Plainville's continuing efforts to maintain a positive climate and address the topic of bullying, sixth graders attended an assembly entitled Step Up, presented by the Anti-Defamation League, (ADL) on September 19. Students in seventh and eighth grade participated in a related Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports lesson during the assembly timeframe. The Step Up assembly is a part of the Middle School’s collaboration with the ADL that began with a similar student assembly program during the 2011-12 school year.

"Today's assembly helps us continue our work in supporting a positive school climate," explained Middle School of Plainville Dean of Students, Tom Laudadio.

The format for the assembly 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.

"We were fortunate to have Mr. Hall to share his expertise on developing a positive climate and counteracting bullying. His message was a positive and empowering one," noted Middle School Principal, Matthew Guarino.

Continued financial support from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund has enabled the Middle School’s efforts and programming, including the Step Up assembly, relative to enhancing the school climate.

-Posted on September 21, 2012 at 09:36 AM

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