Over 3,000 schools across the country challenged social boundaries on national Mix It Up at Lunch Day last November. Some schools took it to the next level by actively embracing respect and inclusiveness as core values of their school communities.
Mix It Up Model Schools found creative ways to foster respect and understanding by sponsoring ways for students to examine social divisions on campus and cross them—all year long.
Our thanks to the dedicated teachers and administrators who were committed to working with their students to dismantle social divisions and create safe and welcoming school communities. We must make special note of the William S. Hart Union High School District in California for offering Mix It Up activities district-wide.
To help your school host a successful national Mix It Up at Lunch Day event November 9, 2010, Teaching Tolerance will share some ideas and activities from our Model Schools beginning in September. Maybe next year your school will be named a Mix It Up Model School.
Academy of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Arroyo Seco Junior High, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Bowman High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Brunson Elementary School, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Canyon High School, Canyon Country, Calif.
Century High School, Hillsboro, Ore.
Concord Road Elementary, Ardsley, N.Y.
Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Calif.
Fordson High School, Dearborn, Mich.
Frontier Middle School, Hamburg, N.Y.
Golden Valley High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Hart High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Hiawatha Elementary School, Toledo, Ohio
La Mesa Junior High, Santa
Lawndale High School, Lawndale, Calif.
North Hills Elementary School, York, Penn.
Northley Middle School, Aston, Penn.
Placerita Junior High, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Rancho Pico Junior High, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
Rio Norte Junior High, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Rogers Park Elementary School, Anchorage, Alaska
Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, N.Y.
Sequoia Charter School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Seth Johnson Elementary School, Montgomery, Ala.
Sierra Vista Junior High, Canyon Country, Calif.
Sinking Springs Elementary, York, Penn.
Valencia High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.
West Ranch High School, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.