By John Glidden
Vallejo school district officials announced the start of a new initiative Thursday, aimed at providing an opportunity for “positive student and staff expression.”
The campaign, named Strength in Unity, emphasizes that the Vallejo City Unified School District and Vallejo community need to work together for the betterment of everyone, officials said.
“The Strength in Unity Campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our students, staff and community and highlight our best practices,” said VCUSD spokesperson Alana Shackelford, in a follow-up email to the Times-Herald.
Each school site, for the following school year, and possibly during the 2017-18 school year, will engage in several activities, Shackelford added.
These activities include open mike sessions during lunchtime, allowing students to sing, read poetry, or share their respective views, while also holding restorative community circles, giving students and staff the ability to share “positive thoughts and wishes for the future of our city and our nation,” according to a district news release.