La Mesa Junior High School
Over the past several years, La Mesa Junior High School has quietly but steadily strived to create a school environment where all students feel safe and respected. At La Mesa, diversity is seen as a strength and not as a liability.
Through the collaborative efforts of administrators, staff, students and parents, La Mesa has developed a host of programs and activities designed to ensure that their students'emotional and academic needs are met. There has been a particular emphasis on bullying prevention and on breaking down social barriers between student groups.
Programs and activities that help support La Mesa's outstanding diversity awareness effort include:
- African American Parent Partnership
- Anti-Bullying Club
- Brown Bag Lunch With Local Community Leaders
- Bully Box
- Counselors visit classes at various times of year to discuss bully prevention
- Cultural assemblies
- Mix It Up Day
- Multicultural Luncheon
- No Name Calling Week
- PEACE class
- Peer Mediators
- Safe School Ambassadors
- Staff Development focused on African American and ELL students
- Teen Truth Presentation
The entire La Mesa school community is actively engaged in making the school a place where all staff and students feel welcomed and appreciated.
The Valuing Diversity Award is presented for these outstanding efforts.
William S. Hart Union High School District
Valuing Diversity Award Recipients
RIO NORTE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
HART HIGH SCHOOL
CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL
SAUGUS HIGH SCHOOL
LA MESA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL