2018 October Assemblies at MMS
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying: Presented by Mrs. Young, Vice Principal
Date: October 2, 2018
Description: On Monday, October 1, we kicked off our “Week of Respect” and introduced this year’s theme, which is “Respect: What’s your Superpower? We asked teachers and students to write messages on capes reflecting our school ideals with a focus on respect/diversity which will be added to our “Super Power-Board” to advertise the message: “Don’t be a Bystander—be an active participant ready to make and recognize respectful connections between us all” through an interactive bulletin board created by Ms. Michael, Ms. Reilly and our Peer Leaders. Mrs. Young, our HIB Specialist, conducted assemblies for each grade level that outlined our HIB policy and provided scenarios to highlight “upstander” behaviors in relatable contexts to help promote respect, supportive peer interactions, and a positive school climate. Our TIG Peer Leaders created posters that have been placed throughout the building to emphasize respect, character, and diversity. Our SOAR Peer Leaders facilitated the creation of a school “Super Power Wall” for students to provide an outlet to express their thoughts on respect in a public setting. In addition, our CORE Peer Leaders are scheduled to spearhead discussion groups concerning “bullying” and bystander/upstander responses with our 6th graders through a Related Arts “push-in” program. We thank everyone who participated for their efforts to help us to try to foster a positive school climate and to build a culture of respect at the Millburn Middle School.
“You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me”: Presented by Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin
Date: October 10, 2018
On October 10th, MMS is welcoming back Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin, psychologist, performer, poet. He has been presenting this assembly for over 10 years. He will be providing a one-man presentation entitled, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me” and will be using acting, poetry, and humor to share different “characters” and their very personal experiences with the students. In these characters, Dr. Fowlin discusses a wide range of topics including diversity, bias, LGBTQ issues, harassment, abuse, mental health, and other sensitive topics.
Internet Safety and Cyberbullying: Presented by Det. Edward Delafuente
Date: October 16, 2018
“Detective Ed”, Juvenile Detective, Millburn Police Department will discuss with our 7th-grade students the importance of internet safety and will share tips on how to protect yourself while on the internet and social media sites. Detective Ed will also discuss cyberbullying and the impact that cyberbullying can have on students
Scott Chesney Assembly: Presented by Scott Chesney
Date: October 18, 2018
Description: On October 18th, MMS is welcoming back Scott Chesney, life coach, speaker, and “navigator of life with paralysis”. Mr. Chesney provides a presentation meant to promote a message of resiliency and positivity and to inspire students to persevere in the face of obstacles. Program topics include character development/education, bullying, peer-pressure, conflict management & resolution, acceptance & tolerance, drug & alcohol awareness & prevention, disability awareness & sensitivity, building healthy friendships, being a leader, and living peacefully with your family.