LYNDHURST, N.J. — Lyndhurst High School will participate in "National No Name-Calling Week" to promote a school environment free of bullying.
No-Name Calling Week is organized by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network and is aimed at putting a spotlight on name-calling and bullying in schools and promoting kindness and respect.
The novel “The Misfits,” by James Howe, inspired No Name-Calling Week. “The Misfits” tells the story of four best friends who grow tired of the constant teasing in their middle school, and decide to run for student council on the platform of “No Name-Calling.”
Each school in the Lyndhurst school district will participate in events aimed at ending-name calling and verbal bullying this week.
The daily themes are:
- Monday, January 18th: Rules are Important! Explore the significant role rules and laws play in our families, schools, and society
- Tuesday, January 19th: Amazing Me, Amazing Us! Recognize positivity and use appropriate, uplifting words to describe ourselves and our peers
- Wednesday, January 20th: Name Calling; Why it Hurts and How to Help Stop It! Realize that words/name-calling can cause real pain and identify ways to stop others from name-calling
- Thursday, January 21st: Sportsmanship! Focus on how sportsmanship makes all competition more worthwhile and all players stronger
- Friday, January 22nd: Unique and Wonderful Me! Celebrate the unique qualities in one’s self!
Teachers, faculty members, students, and parents who have Twitter accounts are invited to promote No Name-Calling Week with the following hashtags:
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