TMS Diversity Club Brings Students Together

Tuckahoe Middle School's Diversity Club has kept busy this fall, continuing with their mission to address issues of diversity and foster a welcoming, inclusive school community.

In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month, the Tuckahoe Middle School's 7th- and 8th-grade Diversity Club members introduced themselves to 6th-graders during lunch on October 19. In an effort to meet as many new Tigers as possible, club members distributed Diversity bookmarks, stickers and necklaces.

In addition, thanks to the Diversity Club, this year’s TMS Spirit Week had a new spin to it. Along with  dressing up every day, the Diversity Club led two different events focused on making new friends, erasing barriers and building community. On October 23, the club participated in National Mix It Up Day, which encouraged Tuckahoe Middle School students to meet new people by sitting somewhere new at lunch. Upon entering the cafeteria, children were greeted by club members who distributed color-coded cards. Students were then asked to sit at tables decorated with different colored balloons where they used "Start With Hello" greetings, topics and questions to keep the discussions flowing.

The entire school also observed Unity Day on October 24 by wearing orange in a stand against bullying. The Diversity Club also shared a "No-Bullying" pledge during lunch periods for middle school students to read and sign. The pledge is now on display outside Tuckahoe Middle School's main office as a reminder to all students.