Not in our Schools (NIOS) Week
Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25
This week is dedicated to: embracing diversity, breaking stereotypes, standing up to hate and respecting and honoring each other’s differences. The JLS Leadership and BeTCha committee have been working together to create a weekly agenda of themes and activities. Please see the embedded weekly calendar for the NIOS events. Each day will have a theme and a corresponding lunch activity.
|Daily Theme||Activity at Lunch and/or WIP|
|Monday April 21st||Fostering Global Community
To celebrate the diverse population/cultures we have here at JLS and seek to strengthen these bonds
|Duniya Dance and Drum Company – Dancers/ drummers will perform songs/dances from Africa and India.
Global Community of JLS Map- Place a star sticker on the world map of where you are from. (This will be up all week in the Breezeway)
|Tuesday April 22nd||Caring for your environment-school, local community, earth!||Earth Day Rally sponsored by the JLS Green Team- “Don’t Stereotype your Trash”
Fun team activities to promote awareness of keeping campus clean. Students will learn more about composting and win cool prizes!
|Wednesday April 23rd||Standing Up To Hate and Name Calling
To take steps to address name calling in all its forms, as individuals, school and community.
|Signing of No Name Calling Banner Staff and students sign the No Name Calling Pledge towards standing up to name-calling as individuals and as a school community.
Open Mic. at lunch for poetry or spoken word reading. Staff and students have the opportunity to read poetry and express their feelings about standing up to hate, stereotyping, diversity, and the environment
JLS Choir to perform at lunch
WIP Program- 2 videos- We will show a video by the NIOSgroup and a JLS created video. Students are profiled with their personal experiences how they overcame the difficult experiences and obstacles.
|Thursday April 24th||Destroying Stereotypes
To take steps as individuals and as a school community to dissolve stereotypes
|Dissolving Stereotypes Pool/ Bury Stereotypes: Staff and students write stereotypes they want to destroy on pieces of rice paper and either dissolve them or bury them.|
|Friday April 25th||Celebrating Diversity
To embrace and acknowledge all of JLS’s rich diversity of wonderful differences and similarities.
|JLS Heritage Heart and Photo on the field
Staff and students form a “heart” on the field for a JLS group photo. Participants write what represents them on a heart shaped sticker. The idea is to embrace who you are. (ex. Ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual identity,