The day started early for those riding a special Care to the CORE Day tour bus and almost 9 hours later, the group had visited 8 different schools, taken dozens of pictures, and witnessed thousands of students taking part in the Dearborn Public Schools first Care To The CORE Day event.
The day was planned as a way for the District to highlight all of the great ways schools are working to create a safe school environment. Every school participated in the event by taking part in some type of activity that demonstrates the programs going on in their building that help students resolve conflicts, understand the impact of their behaviors, and create a safer school environment.
Some schools held an anti-bullying awareness assembly, others took part in activities focused on building pride and caring for the school and community, while others highlighted one of many programs centered on building better behaviors in our schools.
Creating a safe school and safe community is a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn. The Care to the Core Day is a key component of the district-wide plan that, through community partnerships and effective student-driven initiatives, is focused on identifying and stopping bullying behavior.
“Celebrating our seventh year of hosting anti-bully activities shows our school district’s commitment to address culture and climate in our schools. It goes beyond addressing bully behavior. It’s about creating an environment where all feel safe and welcome and how that impacts learning,” stated Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D. “This very special day showed others how each school across our District is working towards the goal of making a better school environment where all students will succeed.”
-The First Bell, June 2018