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Unity at the middle school

AMANDA BUTLER, Sierra Sun

In light of recent school shootings, many local school administrators and parents are concerned about their children’s safety. Sierra Mountain Middle School is doing something about it.

On Friday, March 16, students participated in Unity Day, a program designed to bring students closer together.

“We really wanted to help kids feel good about coming to school,” said Nancy Evans, SMMS counselor.

“We wanted to take time out of our academic schedule to build relationships.”

The day began with an explanation of diversity. Students discussed the consequences of stereotyping and the importance of acceptance.

“Today’s lesson really was that despite our differences, we are all one,” said Evans. “We are all part of this school.”

Students ended the day by forming a unity circle on the school’s playground.

“The cheer at the end really said it all,” said Evans. “Sierra Mountain Middle School…We are one.”


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