October School Board.hands & words

HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING WEEK Proclamation WHEREAS, a community without abuse and violence is a dream we all share; and WHEREAS, we acknowledge that any form of mistreatment of another is abuse; and WHEREAS, abuse can be in the form of verbal, mental or physical, and often escalates to further violence; and WHEREAS, we believe that all people have the right to live free of abuse and violence; and WHEREAS, we believe that every person can make a difference in stopping abuse and violence by not using either action to control others, by not tolerating any form of abuse to oneself or others, and by developing healthy relationships based on respect and equality; and WHEREAS, we recognize and support the efforts of District staff and our community in promoting respect and equality for all people, teaching conflict resolution behaviors, and helping students learn how to stop abusive cycles; and we recognize the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project as an effective tool in abuse and violence prevention education: and NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Directors of McMinnville School District, together with communities around the country and overseas, does hereby proclaim October 15-21, 2017 as our 12thAnnual HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING WEEK in the McMinnville School District, and we urge all citizens to join Hands and unite as a family and community pledging: "I Will Not Use My Hands Or My Words For Hurting Myself Or Others."
Posted on 10/18/2017

At the October School Board meeting, the board declared October 15 through 21 to be “Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting” week by reading a formal proclamation.

The campaign’s purple bear was on hand to welcome visitors to the meeting and, along with two Wascher students, to lead the audience in the pledge.

Other presentations included a short demonstration of the growth mindset approach to learning.

Columbus students shared some anecdotes about times they advanced their learning by hard work and good strategies. Then, students paired with a school board member to hear about ways that board members may have employed a growth mindset model in their own development.

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