Colonial School District schools are proud to say they are recognized as No Place for Hate®! Colonial Middle School recently received an official digital banner from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) following the school’s year-long efforts to continue its designation as a No Place for Hate® school.
To maintain designations, schools must take part in three school-wide, discussion-based activities each year that are designed to encourage everyone to reflect on biased behavior and learn new ways to challenge bias and bullying. This past school year, many Colonial School District students joined in these activities. For example, those at Colonial Middle School participated in a student-led and student-organized workshop called “From Bystanding to Supporting.” At Whitemarsh Elementary School, an African-American Read-In event was held to highlight African-American authors and books that feature African-American characters. These are just a few examples of the many that took place during last school year and will continue into 2022-23.
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School was one of the first schools in the state to achieve the designation back in 2006. Colonial Middle School and Colonial Elementary School soon followed. Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Ridge Park elementaries recently attained their No Place for Hate® designations, and Conshohocken Elementary is soon bringing it home for Colonial to have designation in all schools.