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Manson Middle School Mixes it Up!


 Manson Middle School Mixes it Up!
Last Friday, Manson Middle School joined in a campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance called Mix It Up at Lunch Day.  This campaign encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

Students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn.

So for just a day, we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.  Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misconceptions can fall away.  As you can see from the pictures, Mrs. Allen’s leadership class launched a very successful Mix It Up campaign this year.  Kids really got excited to meet new kids and have conversations that crossed social boundaries.