By Bonnie Klane
With the lunchroom at Sharon High School decorated with colorful bunches of balloons, and the SHS Radio Station providing terrific background music, a party like atmosphere prevailed at the annual "SHS Mix It Up At Lunch Day" on Wednesday, December 18th. Students at Sharon High School mixed it up during lunches by sitting at their birthday month table with others who share their birthday. Everyone enjoyed meeting new people and culinary treats.
Students, staff and administration volunteered their time and energy to ensure the success of this event which encourages students to take a different seat at lunch and make a new friend. The Sharon High School TV Media class raised awareness of the importance of "Mixing It Up" by creating videos which were shown as part of the school's daily announcements. For the days preceding the event, the hall TV monitors promoted Mix It Up Day as well.
Sincere appreciation is extended to supporters of this event which include the Sharon High School PTO and the Norfolk County Teacher's Association. Thanks to Walpole Big Y , Office Max, Rite Aid and Party City for their involvement and generosity.
For the past two years Sharon High School has been recognized as a "Mix It Up Model School" for its "sustained commitment to creating a respectful and inclusive school community", by Teaching Tolerance, A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.