For a 7th year in a row, Hanover Park and Whippany Park have been awarded the No Place for Hate school designation from the Anti-Defamation League. (6 years in a row ‘Gold Star status’. Gold Star status is reserved for schools that have gone above and beyond the ADL’s recommended criteria). This award is the result of implementing programs such as Tom Rich’s ‘Always Connected’ (which focused on internet safety, cyberbullying and positive choices), and assembly programs such as ‘After the Fire’, as well as activities sponsored by the E.R.A.S.E. Club such as the ‘Monthly Awareness’ morning announcements, and ‘Mix it Up’ activities at Lunch.
Launched in 2001, ADL’s No Place for Hate® school initiative seeks to recognize schools who are “working to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice.” Hanover Park staff and students look forward to continuing to embrace and implement programs, projects and practices that align with ADL’s No Place for Hate tenets.
To learn more about this initiative visit: Anti-Defamation League - No Place for Hate