WATCH: October Begins with Week of Respect at Livingston Public Schools

October's lessons in the schools include kindness and respect. A series of special events and programs throughout the month are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of students. Credits: Livingston Public Schools NJ
October's lessons in the schools include kindness and respect. A series of special events and programs throughout the month are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of students. Credits: Livingston Public Schools Facebook

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A series of special events and programs designed to ensure the safety and well-being of Livingston students—whether it’s an involvement with drugs and alcohol, bullying, school violence or other social ills—has officially begun and will continue at Livingston Public Schools throughout October.

The month began with a “Week of Respect,” as demonstrated in the following video featuring Harrison Elementary School teachers and students, who participated in a “$500 Pyramid” game show during a school-wide pep rally on Friday that set the stage for this month’s special programming.

“These special events throughout the month of October are just the beginning as we teach students, simply, to choose to be kind,” said Marilyn Joyce Lehren, manager of communications/Community Outreach for Livingston Public Schools, who created the video seen above.

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During the month of October, Livingston students in all nine schools will pledge to “be a hero,” to make their mark against bullying, and to love differences.

At the middle and high schools, students will take part in a Challenge Day to break down racial and social barriers. By the month’s end, Red Ribbon’s drug-free message will cross curriculum with special literacy programs, art and music, and school counseling to bring these topics to a new level.

Throughout this school year, Livingston Public Schools will work to meet the academic needs, and social and emotional well-being of all students. 

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