Week of Respect 2019


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Aimee Meola, Staff Writer

“The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.K.2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October of each year be designated as the Week of Respect in New Jersey. School districts observe this week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing/remediating harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.”

The idea behind the Week of Respect is to team up against bullying and show pride in your school and community. Every school community celebrates this week in their own way. For example, in Sussex County their central theme is “Kindness Counts: It Starts With You.” 

In an article published by NJherald.com the author mentioned that “when students are part of the planning process it helps get the message out.”  You can help put disrespect to rest by getting your friends and family involved in the fight against bullying.

At Middletown High School North, a new theme is chosen each day of the week.  Students and staff are kicking off respect week by wearing blue to BlueUp Bullying.  Tuesday is PJ Day and disrespect will be “put to rest.” On Thursday everyone will wear jerseys to “team up against bullying.” The week will conclude with “LION PRIDE” and the colors black and orange will fill the hallways as everyone shows off their school spirit!

Show your support by participating in these spirit days and come together in the fight against bullying!  “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Respect Week flyer