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Project Connect Brings Students and Schools Together

During the month of October, in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, schools in the North Syracuse Central School District participated in Project Connect. The project is designed to bring awareness to how every person has the ability to make a difference in our District by making our buildings more welcoming and accepting. Participation in the process is simple - students simply write a message of kindness on a strip of construction paper and the strips are then taped or stapled together to result in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause. 

The chains will be collected from schools and will be gathered together and displayed at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building during the month of November. Kristen Stanton is the District-wide School-Based Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator for the North Syracuse Central School District. She says, "The visual of this districtwide chain shows how if we all stand together as a classroom, a building and a district to share kindness, promote acceptance and encourage inclusion for all that we can prevent bullying.”

Stanton also said that the theme of kindness will continue in November as the District celebrates World Kindness Day and Random Acts of Kindness.

The slideshow below shows a compilation of pictures from all schools that participated: