• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This week at San Marcos High School, students in the SPEAK Against Hate Club have been conducting lunch time activities and a forum in the library, teaching other students about accepting people’s differences and taking a stand against discriminatory language and actions at the school.
Each day, the students have focused on a different “ism” that perpetuates hate (heterosexism, ableism, etc.). There are posters displayed around campus, announcements in the bulletin, and “run-a-round” (students who visit classrooms twice weekly to make announcements), a period-by-period assembly in the library, and tables in the quad for students to get more information about what type of behavior constitutes such discrimination, understand how they can stand up to stamp out the “isms,” and sign a pledge to take action.
Students Amber Towley and Rachel Tracy, club co-presidents, are doing outstanding work to raise consciousness among San Marcos students and staff.