Students at Schools 9 and 10 were treated to grade-appropriate presentations on Wednesday that will help them navigate a complicated world.
The presentations included video on three big screens that featured personalities and clips from popular TV shows and movies, such as “American Ninja Warrior” and “Boss Baby.” The video portions were broken up by live segments in which the presenters brought student volunteers up to help make key points.
Grades pre-K through 2 saw a presentation called “The Right Choice,” which helps students make good decisions. It addresses how the choices they make affect them in both positive and negative ways, helping them make good decisions that lead to positive actions.
Grades 3 through 5 saw “Eye to Eye,” which aims to give students a straightforward look at how we classify, categorize and label each other. It focuses on the attitudes that lead to cliques and bullying, and tries to help the students to see and value one another for who they are.
School 9 social worker Marissa Hudak, who introduced the presenters for both assemblies at her school, said it’s important to emphasize these types of messages to the students, especially leading up next week’s national Week of Respect.
The assemblies were led by Camfel Productions of Irwindale, Calif., which has been making student development and bullying prevention programs for 40 years. They spent the morning at School 9 and the afternoon at School 10. Each show ran about 40 minutes.