A schoolwide commitment to combating prejudice and creating an inclusive and supportive community will allow Duluth MS to join more than a dozen Gwinnett schools as a certified No Place For Hate® School. The school’s students and staff are dedicated to ensuring that Duluth is a bully-free zone, part of the school’s yearlong campaign to earn the designation through a national initiative sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
With an anti-bias, anti-bullying focus, the campaign encourages students to speak up when they see peers bullied or harassed, and speak out against prejudice and discrimination. With buy-in from the entire school, everyone is working together to create a welcoming community and share a common message—our school is No Place For Hate.
“The ‘No Place For Hate’ initiative has helped to foster a positive learning community at Duluth Middle School. With a focus on staff training and student education, the message that we all are valuable and worthy of respect is a part of how we do business at our school each day,” says Counselor Angela Jenkins who teamed with Nicole Colbert, a fellow counselor, and Principal Deborah Fusi to bring the initiative to the school. Click here to see more.
It is the policy of Gwinnett County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.
Gwinnett County Board of Education
Dr. Robert McClure, 2016 Chairman, District IV; Louise Radloff, 2016 Vice Chairman, District V;
Carole Boyce, District I; Daniel D. Seckinger, District II; and Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, District III
J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent
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