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All SGF schools recognized as No Place for Hate

May 9, 2019

Students hold banner reading Oliver Winch Middle School, No Place For Hate

On May 7, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Albany recognized all six 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 third year in a row.

Hundreds of Capital Region educators and students attended the recognition ceremony, which was held at the Shenendehowa Central School District. Those who went above and beyond to stand up to bullying were recognized with Gold Star Awards, including fourth-grade student Z Ligus from Harrison Ave. Elementary School.

“We’re proud of the commitment our students and educators have made to provide a safe and supportive learning environment,” said Superintendent of Schools Kristine Orr. “We’re especially proud of Z who was recognized with a Gold Star Student Award for his kindness, commitment to equality and fairness.”

Student stands at podium in front of banner reading "No Place For Hate"

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. The activities included speakers,

Learn more about No Place For Hate® here:

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