MS Fri-YAY! Community Homeroom Honors Women’s History Month
Ruth Kornblatt-Stier

Every Friday morning, the Middle School participates in an engaging community homeroom called Fri-YAY! Today, the students were greeted to a soundtrack honoring Women’s History Month including songs such as “Strength of a Woman” by Shaggy, “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson and “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. This energetic soundtrack segued into a video featuring faculty and staff musicians. Then, Dean and math teacher Kevin Rall presented a video made by the Middle School Student Government for Women’s History Month of female students interviewing female teachers about their experience as women in education, the importance of female leadership and empowerment and their role models. 

In a somber yet necessary conclusion to the community homeroom, MS director Paul Baly addressed the disturbing and frightening Atlanta shooting that occurred earlier in the week. Mr. Baly emphasized the importance of supporting both female and Asian and Pacific Islander students and faculty, saying, “If we don’t stand up against hate, we become complicit. We become numb to it, and we allow it to happen. Acknowledging what happened as a hate crime and supporting each other are our ways to overcome and transcend it.” The Middle School then took a moment of silence. Mr. Baly encouraged students to bring up their questions and concerns in class or one-on-one with teachers and administrators before wishing them a healing, healthy and happy spring break. 

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