Schools Celebrate Unity Day

Schools Celebrate Unity Day
Posted on 10/21/2022

     Students and staff members from several Mountain View School District schools were sporting orange on October 20 in celebration of National Unity Day, showing their support for kindness, inclusion and acceptance, and saying no to bullying.  Sponsored by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Unity Day encourages everyone to come together to promote kindness and take a stand against bullying.

     Schools throughout the District held activities to reinforce bullying prevention and promote a respectful and kind learning environment.  School Counselors led the charge, providing resources, activities and lessons focusing on kindness and anti-bullying. 

     “My students really appreciated the activities to celebrate Unity Day,” said Hannah Estes, 3rd grade teacher at Payne School.  “The resources provided by our counselor are helping to build a community where kindness reigns and bullying does not exist.”

     “Our culminating activity for Unity Day at La Primaria School was a Unity Day self-portrait with students creating their self-portrait in a frame, and sharing the importance of accepting one another because everyone has a unique, special quality about them that they share in life,” said Leticia Olivas, School Counselor.

     Through programs like Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS), social-emotional learning, and special events, MVSD’s eight schools embed character building on campus every day. 

     “Showing kindness and bullying prevention is a focus in our schools daily,” said George Schonborn, Director of Pupil Personnel Services.  “While Unity Day brings attention to the worthwhile message of kindness, inclusion and acceptance, it’s important to encourage and model these behaviors every day. Mountain School District is committed to supporting a community of safety and belonging.”  


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