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Stokes Celebrates No Name Calling Week!
During the week of 16th - 19th, Stokes celebrated, for the first time, No Name Calling Week! No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe. The book tells the story of a group of friends motivated by the inequities they see around them throughout the school, the "Gang of Five" (as they are known) creates a new political party during student council elections and runs on a platform aimed at wiping out name-calling of all kinds. They win the support of the school's principal for their cause and their idea for a "No Name Day" at school.
Motivated by this simple yet powerful idea, a coalition of over forty education, youth advocacy, and mental health organizations have partnered to organize an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools across the nation annually. The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities.
Here at Stokes, to teach our students how to eliminate name-calling, there were lessons completed by all teachers within the building. We also had a #KindnessInAction poster contest and a compliment contest to challenge the students to express the importance of kindness. It was a great week! We are so proud of our students and how they show #KindnessInAction every day!
We are Stokes Strong!
Kind. Confident. Compassionate











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