No Place for Hate®
The Howard County Public School System and Patapsco Middle School believe that having a school community where your child feels safe and respected is an important foundation to their academic success. That is why Patapsco Middle School and all other HCPSS middle schools will be participating in No Place for Hate®, a national program supporting schools in their commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences, and challenging bias and bullying at all levels.
Developed by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) – a leading civil rights organization that has worked for over a century to “secure justice and fair treatment to all” – No Place for Hate® will help us incorporate new anti-bias and bullying prevention resources into our existing programs in order to have one consistent message of inclusivity.
You and your child can help support our No Place for Hate® program in a number of ways:
Join our No Place for Hate® Committee to help oversee the program, assess school climate, and plan or volunteer at No Place for Hate® events!
Along with your child, sign the No Place for Hate® Promise/ Resolution of Respect to commit to challenging bias and bullying! Practice No Place for Hate® at home! For family resources on challenging bullying and bias, visit www.adl.org.
To learn more or to get involved with No Place for Hate® at Patapsco Middle School, please contact Morgan Kempthorn via email at Morgan_Kempthorn@hcpss.org. With your help, we will make our school community an even safer and more welcoming space for all.
We kicked off our No Place for Hate® today with students watching our Inclusive and #OnePatapsco video. Students then learned about No Place for Hate® and signed the resolution of respect, which will be displayed in our cafeteria.
Please check out our No Place for Hate® video!