Recognizing Trailside Point School
“No Place for Hate” is an initiative that strives to reduce bullying, name calling and other expressions of bias, while creating safer learning environments that promote inclusion, appreciation of diversity, and respect for others. “Our goal in implementing the program is to create and sustain a climate where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed,” said Trailside Point Principal Sarah Zembruski.
To earn the distinction, the school participated in a number of activities to celebrate diversity while curbing bullying. These included inviting motivational speaker Mark Trombino to discuss his experiences as a little person, establishing a school Bully Patrol, and having each student sign the No Place for Hate Promise, affirming a commitment to respect diversity.
A school-wide assembly was held in November to recognize the school’s achievements. Phoenix First Lady Nicole Stanton spoke to the students before the Anti-Defamation League presented the school with a banner.