Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 12.17.2017
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4
 5  6  7  8  9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Nov 17,2006
Sky View Students Promote Tolerance with National ‘Mix-it-Up at Lunch Day’
by Bend Weekly News Sources

Hundreds of Sky View Middle School Students stepped out of their usual comfort zone and sat down with a new circle of friends during the lunch hour this Tuesday in an effort to “fight hate and promote tolerance”.

Sky View Middle School Principal Melissa Goff says Mix-it-Up Day is important to middle school students because it gives them an opportunity to widen their circle of friends, promotes tolerance and fights hate.

“This event models for them how to meet new people and helps them foster self-confidence in building new relationships within the school,” Goff says.  “These new relationships contribute to growing the already positive culture at Sky View.”

Sky View’s Leadership class organized the event in conjunction with National Mix-it-Up Day
http://www.tolerance.org/teens/lunch.jsp . Events included games, socializing and learning more about how to promote tolerance in both the school and community.

According to www.Tolerance.org:
* 70% of students named the cafeteria as the school setting where social boundaries are most clearly drawn
* More than half of students describe their schools as "quick to put people into categories"
* 40% of students admitted that they had rejected someone from another group
* Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages people to cross lines and meet new people
This is the second year that Sky View Middle School has participated in Mix-it-Up Day.
3287 times read

Related news
Bend–La Pine Schools Releases Winter Event Calendar by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Nov 17,2006

New MVHS principal familiar face in Central Oregon education by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 23,2007

Community invited to meet school principal candidates by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 12,2007

Bend school principal finalists named by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 13,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 50 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?