Respect week returned to BHS

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Respect week returned to BHS

Luke Reinen

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Respect week comes to Bernards High School on October 2nd to October 6th. Ms. Maestas and Mrs. Drew are going to exploit a week on to students to show the significance of being respectful to our teachers, peers, and all those around us. The week contains each student and staff member engaging in friendly activities all week. Ms. Maestas then said“Respect Week is a week that puts emphasis on respecting yourself and one another.  We really try to focus on being kind to one another as well as educating everyone on bullying and the negative impacts it can have on someone.

Respect week is a recurring event at BHS and Ms. Maestas and Mrs. Drew feel that it should not just be any other week but a special week, and it’s important that students should make the most of it, “They should be making more of a conscious effort to be kind to one another. This will hopefully improve the overall climate here at BHS. We have such great students and I think Respect week allows us to showcase that,” Maestas said.

The week does not have any assigned day themes but, there will be posters and papers all over the school informing students about the week and ways to show our respect to others. In peer leadership, students will create hands where they will write what respect means to them. Last year for respect week students during peer leadership drew hands with respectful terms and acts of kindness. Although with that select students made flyers with different respectful saying that students could pick off of a paper posted throughout the entire school.

Students will be entered in a poll where they can be selected to choose someone they respect. This will be displayed in the glass hallways. Upon asking Ms. Maestas why she thought that she and other staff members thought that respect week was a good idea she said “As a staff, we really feel that there is a need for students to understand what respect is. By understanding what respect represents it will hopefully allow students to respect one another as well as show compassion for each other. Respect week has been at Bernards for years and will be apart of Bernards for years to come. “It has become a great week here at BHS that is mutually beneficial to students and staff alike.”

Respect week makes a huge impact on students in this day and age with all certain types of cyberbullying and in school bullies, as well as promotes positivity and encourages kindness. This week will give students and staff a reason to stop and respect each other throughout the week. With respect week only days away, Bernards students and staff prep for a full week of respect.

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