Huge Birthday Party Promotes Mixing it up at Sharon High School

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.

Richard Keefe January 06, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Ironically, NOT ONE of the SPLC's top executives is a minority. In fact, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. King's own Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of authority in its entire 43 year history. http://wp.me/pCLYZ-i3 Even "Teaching Tolerance," which purports to promote diversity in the K-12 classroom, has been led by "whites only" for almost all of its 23 year history. Lecia Brooks, the only African American to helm TT was only allowed to do so in a strictly interim capacity for a few months until her white successor could be hired. After 43 years of Apartheid, isn't it time for the white millionaires who run the SPLC to start practicing what they preach?


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