Polk Elementary Joins T.W. Ogg as a NO Place for HATE Campus

Polk Elementary Joins T.W. Ogg as a NO Place for HATE Campus
Posted on 08/24/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Polk Elementary Joins T.W. Ogg as a NO Place for HATE CampusRecently Gladys Polk Elementary was awarded the character distinction of being named a No Place for Hate campus. They join T.W. Ogg as another BISD campus dedicated to creating a campus culture of respect and dignity for one another.

No Place for Hate (founded in 2001) is a designation given to schools that strive everyday to work and play together without hatred. To qualify, a campus must have an accumulation of projects and lessons addressing school-based issues like anti-bullying, diversity, kindness, and respect for others. Gladys Polk Counselor, Sonya  Wyche coordinated the projects that took place throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

“A hug comes from the heart. Embracing diversity is a great start,” said Sonya when asked about this honor. “It is important for students to understand the importance of caring and respecting others despite their differences. The Anti-Defamation League ‘No Place for Hate’ program allowed us an opportunity to promote anti-bullying and other concerns by embracing our similarities and differences through activities that reinforce what we as counselors and teachers implement within the classroom on a daily basis. The projects and activities involved participation and commitment from both the student body and faculty/staff. It is rewarding to be recognized as a ‘No Place for Hate’ campus.”

In our world today we see how difficult the concepts of peace and injustice are to understand and practice so we are especially proud of the Polk campus for working to teach their students ways to make a positive impact on their world today and in the future.
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