Be Above is sponsoring Ghost Out Day on Thursday, December 14. The morning will begin with an all-school assembly from 8:15.-9:00. The speaker is Linda Dutil, who is a ER nurse from Maine who speaks to the impact of alcohol and drug use. After the assembly students will report to their MOD 2 classes for an activity.
In addition, some 7th and 8th grade students will leave the classroom and put on a white mask Throughout the day (every 50 minutes) to symbolize how many people are killed every day in the United States by drunk driving. The students are asked to be silent once they become a ghost. Students are told that they can take notes in class if appropriate.
We realize it is Middle School so it can be hard to stop talking—kids can have a pass to come to Guidance if they need to talk!!!
We expect all students will want to have a chance to talk about what is happening on this day. We will send reflection questions and statistics that may be helpful to teachers.
On Thursday, Guidance will also available to support students who may have difficulty with the topic due to losses.