Students have been working to promote a 'culture of respect' at the school this year.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The following is from the Arlington Human Rights Commission. Ottoson Middle School (OMS) celebrated a Day of Respect on Friday, June 8, that began with the creation of a Chain of Respect and ended with an upbeat, outdoor assembly featuring world drumming and inspirational talks by OMS student leaders and faculty. The day's events, organized by OMS's Building Respect Task Force and Friends of the Gay/Straight Alliance, recognized the efforts that students have undertaken this year to promote a culture of respect and encouraged more students to get involved next year in the peer leadership program and Gay/Straight Alliance. The missions of these groups are to create a welcoming, inclusive and respectful school climate for all at Ottoson. …
The Arlington Human Rights Commission's Everyday Hero Award went to Ottoson Middle School's Building Respect Task Force and Friends of the Gay/Straight Alliance.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The following is a press release from the Arlington Human Rights Commission. The Arlington Human Rights Commission bestowed its Everyday Hero Award on Ottoson Middle School’s Building Respect Task Force and Friends of the Gay/Straight Alliance at a ceremony on Sunday, May 20, at the Whittemore-Robbins House. Eighty people attended the event to celebrate and honor the groups’ efforts, aimed at fostering a respectful, inclusive climate at Ottoson. Everyday Hero Award The Everyday Hero Award recognizes community members who demonstrate an active commitment to fostering understanding of and respect for our differences. This year’s award was accepted by Ottoson Principal Tim Ruggere and other key members of the Building Respect Task Force and …