To further unify the student body at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, members of the school’s student council, in collaboration with the building’s Equity Team, created a schoolwide promise that students recite daily.
The promise is also displayed in the school’s hallway and was signed by all students. It states: “Together, we will treat everyone fairly and with respect. We promise to do our best to be kind to everyone. If we see someone being bullied, we will tell an adult. We promise to create a school where we all feel safe and happy! Together, we will create a school where everyone feels included.”
The pledge coincides with planned monthly character education lessons and activities related to equity and diversity. Driving the initiative are student council members, who will be kicking off the initiative in February with a Diversity Month. The month will include extensive learning about 90 famous African Americans throughout history. Students will be able to access information on these figures by scanning QR codes associated with their profiles, which will be displayed throughout the school. They will also be making a paper “diversity chain” featuring images of themselves.
“We are so proud of our students for embracing the promise,” said Principal Jeremy Garritano. “We believe this initiative, along with the creative input from our student council members, will truly make a difference.”
Date Added: 1/21/2022