VIDEO: Hand In Hand, East Meadow Is United

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In honor of Unity Day on Oct. 18, the staff and student body of the district joined together to take a stance against bullying.  A globe mural surrounded by hands was created by district staff and students. 

Throughout the day, students, teachers, faculty members and central administrators wore orange and signed paper hands as a pledge to be upstanders to put an end to bullying within their community. 

With more than 75 palms signed and collected, members of the East Meadow High School Art Honor Society pasted the hands on a 16-by-12-foot board. The globe symbolizes kindness, togetherness and partnership across the district.        

At the building level, schools celebrated Unity Day by creating their own Unity Day banners and flower posters. They also hosted  Mix-It-Up Days during their lunch periods, where students sat with peers they didn’t know in order to cultivate new friendships. 

The mural will be displayed through the end of the year in the conference room at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center.