Mountain Elementary Participates In National Mix It Up Day During Lunch Tuesday

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MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY News:

Mountain Elementary School students participated Tuesday in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day. Counselor Jen Schmierer worked with the Mountain Student Council to plan the event.

Mix it Up at Lunch Day is part of a national program through Teaching Tolerance to encourage students to interact with new people, make school connections, and foster communication among the students.

Everyone entering the cafeteria at Mountain was given a sticker representing an animal or continent. They sat at the corresponding table with new peers and made some new friends.

Schmierer worked with the student council to provide fun “Get to Know You” and “Would you Rather…” cards to help initiate conversation and interaction.

Jen Schmierer describes the day as a huge success. “I was so proud of our students and the great way they interacted with each other. It was fun!” she said.

A fourth grade student was overheard to saying, “I wish we did this everyday!”

Principal Jennifer Guy said, “Smiles could be seen all over the cafeteria during lunch today at Mountain. It was wonderful to see the older students talking to the younger students. Kids were having a great time discovering that they have things in common with new people. I am glad that Mix it Up Day is becoming a Mountain tradition.”

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