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The Westbury Times - Schools

Woodland Mixes It Up

Students at Woodland Middle School stepped out of their comfort zones at lunchtime and mingled with unfamiliar peers during the school’s annual “Mix It Up Day.” Hosted by the Social Emotional Literacy Committee, the students went beyond their typical social divisions and tried to connect with someone with whom they were not familiar.

Assistant Principal Patricia Graham explained that many students never take the time to introduce themselves to others who share the same lunch period. “This activity is designed to take the students out of their comfort zones and to meet new people and possibly develop new friendships,” she said. 

The administration and staff would like to thank the student facilitators from Woodland’s Social Emotional Literacy Committee, National Junior Honor Society Executive Board and Peer Helpers for their assistance in encouraging the students to participate in this fun activity.