Galloway has been designated a No Place for Hate school for the 2019-2020 school year! We are proud to join over 1,600 schools that hold this distinction. Congratulations to our student committee members (Caroline Sirk, Simone Dixon, Brian Farmer, Serena Mammen, Ariana Jones, Ashlyn Bobb Collins, Audrey Smith, Peyton Hunter, Aidan Munroe, and Darren Chase) and our faculty members (Lynn Mandelbaum, Kim Washington, Mary Giattina, Candace Bell, Silvette Bullard, Ann Fountain, Gordon Mathis, and Felicia McCrary), who helped make this possible!
Led by Galloway’s No Place for Hate Committee and Spectrum Club, students participated in the National Day of Silence on Friday, April 24. This year marked the 25th anniversary of Day of Silence – a national student led protest of the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people. Students in all three levels participated in a variety of virtual ways. Third and fourth graders read Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders before making their own pride flags representing six values important to them.
All ML students learned about the important of the National Day of Silence in advisory, and our UL students were given the option to remain silent in their synchronous classes and encouraged to use the speaking tool instead.