This week at Uniontown, our Student Council prepared Uniontown United Week, an opportunity for the entirety of the high school to participate in and promote the safety of our schools and show us the importance of unity in today’s society.
Monday was “Say Hello Day,” which was a day set aside to provoke students to step out of their comfort zones and simply say hello to or include individuals that they normally don’t talk to or to even sit with someone new at lunch. This was an opportunity to show our fellow students at Uniontown that no one is alone. Tuesday was “Take the Pledge Tuesday.”
Members of the Student Council had pledge forms available during lunch for students to pledge to promote nonviolence and kindness. They also had the opportunity to sign a petition to support an end to school violence.
Wednesday was “Gym Walk-Wear Orange Day,” in which students voluntarily visited the gym at 10:00 to walk for 17 minutes to honor the students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School. There was a large turnout, with many students coming out to walk the gym in memory of those 17 victims as the scoreboard counted down those 17 minutes. Thursday is “Donations and Deeds Day.” Donate your time to doing a kind deed for someone. One way is to donate items to our new “Raid R Closet.” This will be a place for students to access necessities and clothing. Friday will be, as always, “Raider Pride Day,” so wear your Maroon & White! Student Council will post pledges of students. There will also be an assembly for all students by Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Remember that you can help by standing up and speaking out. Bullying report forms and the submission box are in the main office. You can also submit information about any threats on social media @UASD Security.