HARDING PARTICIPATES IN SANDY HOOK "Say Something" Week

Posted On: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Honoring the pledge to support the Sandy Hook Promise organization and its message of violence prevention, Harding Middle School, and thousands of other schools and youth organizations across the country, inlcuding Garfield Middle School, participated in the second annual Say Something Call-to-Action week October 24-28. 

Say Something Call-to-Action week is a continuation of the violence prevention message heard in the October 7 HMS Sandy Hook Promise presentation and a way for students to review and discuss the critical prevention steps.  Mrs. Deb Dalton, HMS Guidance Counselor, and the Say Something Club prepared a variety of activities for students to enjoy as a way to pledge their support of the Say Something message and as a way to further consider how they can help to keep their school safe. 

“Our club members have worked very hard to create posters and activities for the students and I can tell that they all really believe that their actions can help to keep their school and community safe,” said Mrs. Dalton.  Principal Joe Niemantsverdriet also commented on the impact of the Say Something message at HMS.  “I’ve been extremely impressed with how our students have responded to the Say Something message.  Our students are upstanders and want to make sure Harding is a safe place.” 

At the beginning of October, members of the Sandy Hook Promise organization traveled to Harding Middle School to deliver their message of violence prevention called Say Something.  Teaching students to Look, Act, and Say Something, the Sandy Hook Promise presenters stressed empowerment and encouraged students to follow those critical steps to preventing violence in their school.  The Say Something Call-to-Action week will help to empower students and sustain the important message of violence prevention. 

For more information about the Sandy Hook Promise, please visit www.sandyhookpromise.org

Click HERE to see a slide show of the HMS Say Something Call-to-Action week Oct. 24-28.





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