Here is a letter from Middle School Principal Robert Cosmer about today's presentations by Sweethearts and Heroes
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Sweethearts and Heroes is coming back to Scotia Glenville Middle School! If you don’t know, Sweethearts and Heroes came to our Middle School last year to provide their unique message on bullying, conflict resolution, and strategies for being successful at whatever it is you are aspiring to accomplish. The assemblies last year received outstanding reviews from staff and students alike. Sweethearts and Heroes provide an age appropriate message for all grade levels. Their message has impacted nearly 1 million young men and women over the last 8 years.
This message has proven to be the most contagious and addictive message in kindness and character education. While valuing awareness, tolerance and respect, their primary target is creating an action- based school climate. This experience will be extremely impactful and empower all students to take action to make Scotia Glenville Middle School an even safer and higher achieving school.
Tom Murphy, an Entrepreneur, Railroad Executive, and former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Champion, is the lead presenter and will be accompanied by retired Army Sergeant and Wounded Warrior, Rick Yarosh. Each and every student will gain a new appreciation for H.O.P.E. (Hold On, Possibilities Exist) and learn the endless possibilities that exist for them.
Every presentation is designed to adjust perspectives and ignite change. Our 7th and 8th graders will receive a follow up (Part B) to last year’s presentation and our 6th graders will receive a separate presentation similar to last year’s.
To ensure the most sustainable impact, Sweethearts and Heroes will not only be presenting to students, but opportunities will be made for staff and parents as well. There will be an evening presentation aimed to get parents and community members on board with the Sweetheart and Hero message. The parent presentation promises to be as engaging and value packed as the student presentations. All participants in the parent presentation will gain a healthier perspective on many topics related to technology and cyber bullying, bullying vs. conflict, and an action plan for what to do if your child feels or experiences bullying.
All assemblies will take place on Wednesday, February 1st. Our Middle School students will have their assemblies during the school day, and the parent presentation will be that evening at 6:30pm in the Middle School auditorium. This presentation will be made available to parents district-wide.
Sweethearts and Heroes is more than an anti-bullying message, it is a Bystander Empowerment message. Much of their message is modeled after the Albert Einstein quote “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” Our entire school community is proud to join the fight against Bullying. Please consider taking a stand by supporting this great opportunity in our schools.
Robert Cosmer Principal