RHS Diversity Club focuses on acceptance
Rhinelander High School (RHS) Diversity Club has been busy this month. October is Bullying Awareness Month, and the club has hosted a variety of activities with the theme of “acceptance.”
Orange “Acceptance” wristbands were sold during the lunch hours. “Acceptance” pledge banners were signed at Rhinelander High School as well as at James Williams Middle School (JWMS) on October 22nd. That particular day, nationally, was set aside as “Unity Day”, and staff and students at both schools showed their support and hope surrounding the issue of bullying by wearing orange.
During a recent lunch hour at James Williams Middle School, club members sat with students at lunch tables and facilitated discussions about bullying and how to curb it.
The students worked together to create signs at RHS and JWMS spelling out the month’s themes.
The Diversity Club focuses on bringing awareness to issues that negatively impact relationship-building and emotional health. Its vision is a school climate where diversity is valued and where all students feel safe. The club is in its third year of existence and survey results show that the program has had a positive impact on how youth view their school and community climate.