The students at Newton Elementary School in Henderson participated in a special ceremony on Friday to recognize Clark County School District's Week of Respect.
The Week of Respect, proclaimed as Oct. 3 through 7 by Go. Brian Sandoval, celebrates diversity and reminds students, parents, educators and community members that everyone plays a role in creating a safe and respectful learning environment, free from bullying and cyber bullying. The color blue is used to symbolize unity and success for the community.
A variety of events have taken place at various locations to recognize the special week including a series of monologues at Desert Pines High School on Tuesday; an event on Fremont Street featuring student performances and participation of local police and fire departments, U.S. National Guard and U.S. Army; and a visit by the National Guard to Rancho High School.
The musical group After Romeo is also scheduled to visit Del Webb Middle School on Friday afternoon.
In addition, the school district asked all students and the residents of Las Vegas to wear blue on Friday in support.
Tweets from past week:
Jagorettes, got their blue on for the week of respect! #450+ pic.twitter.com/mDiXZkJRCp
— DPHS Activities (@DPHSACTIVITIES) October 7, 2016
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— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) October 5, 2016
— Equity & Diversity (@EDE4CCSD) October 7, 2016
— Harvey Dondero ES (@dondero_ccsd) October 4, 2016
— Cade Cridland (@CadeAtCCSD) October 3, 2016
— Hyde Park MS (@HydePark_MS) October 6, 2016
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— Mrs.Stout (@BLTTeacher) October 6, 2016