Oyster Bay High School recently earned a “No Place for Hate” designation from the Anti-Defamation League. The designation recognizes Oyster Bay High School as a place that has created an inclusive learning environment, fosters kindness and has the tools to proactively address bias and bullying incidents.
Principal Sharon Lasher started the application process prior to the school shut down due to COVID-19. She picked back up last September with the help of a committee of students and staff. The committee planned schoolwide activities to demonstrate a positive environment and, in the process, cultivated student leadership and united the school community.
“I was so impressed from day one in Oyster Bay at how kind our students are to each other and to the staff,” Lasher said. “We do so many great things to maintain a kind environment free from hatred and I thought it was time we were recognized for it all. We know this is just the beginning and we will continue to do the work necessary to keep our school a true ‘No Place for Hate’ learning environment.”
Oyster Bay High School was given a banner to proudly display its “No Place for Hate” designation inside of the building. The students and staff who helped make this
designation happen were recognized at the Sept. 28 board of education meeting.
—Submitted by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District