In this day and age when school safety is a concern, students at East Middle School want to do something about it. They will gather in the school’s auditorium to pledge their commitment to the “Peace Project” and sign a giant sized “Peace Contract.”
The “Peace Project” is a program that helps students create and uphold an environment of peace and respect at school. Each grade level will hold an assembly where students will kick off the year-long project. The eighth-grade gathering will be held in the school’s auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The Peace Choir and Step Team will then perform for students.
Peace Committee member and East teacher Chloe Johnson says this is a very important program for the school. “Our ultimate goal is to create a peaceful and respectful environment at East that is reflected in the classroom and will enhance student achievement,” said Johnson.
After the peace gatherings, the project will continue throughout the school year. Each homeroom will partner with a member of the community, who will come in at least once a month to encourage and support that homeroom class. Realtor Sunny Banka has committed time to the “Peace Project” this year. Banka will speak to students about keeping peace in school.