WEST ORANGE, NJ   -  Students in grades K-12 in the West Orange School District spent the month of October recognizing anti bullying, and teaching character and respect.  Over the next few days, some of the efforts will be highlighted here in the West Orange Alternative Press. West Orange High School participated in the Town Council Kickoff and Liberty Middle School was featured already. Here is our report on Roosevelt Middle School.


Roosevelt Middle School joined with other schools around the state to celebrate the Week of Respect. RMS provided opportunities for students to think about how they interact with others, bullying, and the importance of kindness through thought, word, and deed. This is an effort, however, that will continue year long. Academic growth is only part of what administrators and educators continue to encourage among the students at Roosevelt. Social skills development is also critical to a student's success. The goal at RMS is to continually work to develop a school climate stressing the importance of good character, tolerance and anti-bullying throughout the school year: * Respect your Peers * Respect you School and most importantly * Respect Yourself Students and faculty members pledged to remain committed to the respect of others throughout the school year.