Students had the opportunity to sit in on a great assembly today. The message was presented by an organization called Especially for Athletes. The focus of the Especially for Athletes program is to encourage athletes to build good relationships and treat all fellow students with respect, standing up against bullying and being a friend for anyone who needs one.
This is a great message that everybody, however, not just athletes. So, the administration invited them to come to our school to deliver the message to everybody. The take-away message for students is "Eyes up; Do the work" The idea that students should look around at people and make eye contact when they talk to each other instead of always looking down at their phones. And "Do the work" means that when kids see someone who is being bullied or just in need of a friend, they should do the work and help that person out.
It was a great assembly with a great message. If you'd like to know more about this program, check out their website in the link above.