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All SGF schools to be recognized as “No Place for Hate”

May 9, 2018

No Place for Hate LogoNext week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Albany will recognize all six our the schools in the South Glens Falls Central School District as No Place For Hate® for their commitment to creating bias and bully-free, inclusive learning environments, for the second year in a row.

The recognition ceremony, which will be held at the SUNY Albany Performing Arts Center, will include hundreds of Capital Region educators and students who participated in the No Place Hate® program at their school over the course of the past year. Those who went above and beyond to stand up to bullying will be recognized with Gold Star awards, including seventh-grade student Cameron Cardinale from Oliver W. Winch Middle School.

“It has been a special opportunity to continue to empower our students to be the advocates of a and co-creators of a ‘bully free’ school,’” said Interim  Superintendent of Schools Jon Hunter, Ed.D. “We’re especially proud of Cameron, who will be recognized with a Gold Star award for all of his work to build a strong and positive school culture at the middle school this year.”

No Place for Hate was designed by the ADL to “create inclusive communities and empower schools to challenge all forms of bigotry.” The goal of the program is to create a safer learning environment, to promote unity and respect, and to reduce negative behaviors such as bullying or name-calling.

To participate in the program, students in the district have signed the Resolution of Respect (high school and middle school students)/Promise of Respect (elementary students). By signing, students commit to promoting respect and challenging bullying.

Throughout the school year, each of the district’s schools held at least three activities that meet the No Place for Hate guidelines.

Learn more about No Place For Hate® here:

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