HALB’s Middle School Girls Division recently participated in a “Sister Soldier” program, focusing on the most contemporary and relative aspects of bullying and relational aggression. Trish Ottaviano, author of the book Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing, told her personal story of how she was bullied in middle school, and how she overcame the challenges she faced. Students took part in interactive activities that gave them the opportunity to open up to their peers, work on relationships, and make positive changes in their daily school experiences.
In the language of empowerment, kindness, acceptance, and self-love, under the auspices of our Director of Guidance, Mrs. Carly Namdar, HALB’s Middle School has begun a dialogue centered on how we see ourselves and relate to each other. This is a discussion that we hope to continue to explore in our Life Skills classes this year, as we embark on an intensive study of friendship, conflict resolution, and social media.