Administrators, students and staff throughout the district came together for a week of kindness, acceptance and respect during Unity Week from Oct. 23-27.
Classes participated in an array of educational programs and assemblies which highlighted the importance of being kind to one another. In addition, they engaged in class lessons, projects and team building activities throughout the week to unite the students and embrace the power of kindness.
On Oct. 25, a districtwide Unity Day celebration took place in all the buildings. Students and staff were encouraged to wear orange as a symbol for unity. In the afternoon, each building assembled outside to create a sign of peace.
During the day, Lynbrook South Middle School students participated in a variety of team building games which encompassed cooperation, communication and creativity. Seventh graders also watched a bullying prevention show provided by Theatre Three called “Class Dismissed! The Bullying Project.” Through original music, the performers focused on various bullying scenarios and how to take proper action in situations. At the conclusion of the show, the students had the opportunity to ask the performers questions.
Over at Lynbrook North Middle School, students created pinwheels as part of “Pinwheels for Peace” and placed them along the walkway of the school. Students also signed a large banner and wrote how they could create a peaceful school environment.
Younger students participated in their own projects to showcase unity. They walked in Unity Day parades and created displays to bring the school together. At Waverly Park Elementary School, students formed a balloon display filled with words and phrases to lift others up, while fourth and fifth graders at Marion Street Elementary School created colorful feathers which the school turned into a display of wings. Each student in the school had the opportunity to take a photo in front of the display and sign a kindness pledge.