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September 14, 2011

Peace Happens: A Week of Peace September 14-21

CCSD Schools Participate in Peace Happens Week

Staff and students from Buist Academy, East Cooper Montessori, Lambs Elementary, Memminger Elementary, North Charleston High, and Sanders-Clyde Elementary schools are planning Peace Happens activities this week and next.

Peace Happens: One Week of Peace’s goal is to inspire us each to collectively do our part in working toward a world of peaceful coexistence and humanitarian action. The campaign is asking for individuals, businesses, non-profits, educators, faith circles, and all citizen groups to take action throughout Charleston in their own unique way, in order to mark the International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21st.

At North Charleston High School, students and staff are buzzing with activity. Students are selling peace bracelets for $1 to support the purchase of a peace pole, which will be planted at the school. The peace pole will be a symbolic reminder that non-violence and intercultural cooperation are ideals that all students and staff live by at North Charleston High School. Staff is also planning a “peace writing” competition, as well as the creation of a peace wall.

Peace Happens efforts at NCHS are being led by Principal Grimm, and are being coordinated by Assistant Principal Ms. Charise Meriwether. “A great deal of work is being accomplished by staff members who have stepped up to lead,” noted Ms. Meriwether.

Staff members Glenda Kern, Arlaana Black, Jennifer Argentina, Christa Simpson, Katelyn Townsend, Amy Ladd, and Karen Szlosek have all been instrumental in the planning process.

“We have wonderful students here at North Charleston High School and Peace Happens is just another opportunity to showcase our students’ talents and abilities,” said Ms. Meriwether. “This is all about the students,” she adds.

For more information on what is happening locally, visit http://cp1d.org/
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