Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

North High School has many activities and initiatives that support the prevention of discrimination and harassment in school.   Our Link Crew, Wellness Team, Gay-Straight Alliance, Cultural Awareness Club, Challenge Club and the newly formed “Take a Stand” Club all contribute to making an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

North High School has a very active Link Crew program. Link Crew empowers students to be leaders and puts them in a role as a mentor to freshmen.   In addition to the orientation programs that the students have put on, they also put together a “Movie Night” to provide an additional opportunity for Link Leaders to bond with their fellow classmates.   The Link Leaders are positive role models for our underclassmen.

The Wellness program has made a commitment to character education and student wellness at North High School. Wellness has hosted two specific events thus far this year, Unity Day and the Sweet Meet and Greet. Unity Day which was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, had a mission to help put an end to bullying. Staff and students were asked to wear orange in support of this endeavor. Mass numbers of students and staff donned the color to show that no one has to be alone.  On November 1, our Wellness Team organized an event that was funded by the PTSA called the, ‘Sweet Meet and Greet’.   Link Crew Leaders served ice cream to the Freshmen and Sophomores during all lunch mods. The purpose of the event was to welcome the incoming Freshmen and connect with Sophomores.

North High School has a Cultural Awareness Club that celebrates racial, religious, economic and lifestyle diversity.  This club works to promote understanding and learning of each other in a variety of ways. This year the Cultural Awareness Club is putting together a school-wide assembly for the students that will promote an appreciation of the diversity we have.

A North student has formed a new club this year.   With the assistance of one of our faculty members, they have started the “Take a Stand” Club.  This club was formed to spread the awareness of different issues that bullying can cause and ways to be an “upstander”.   

Our Challenge Club hosts two forums each year.   Students talk about teen bullying and discrimination and ways to make our society harassment and discrimination free.

Earlier this fall, North High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a “wear red” day in order to promote tolerance and acceptance of LGBT students and to stand against bullying of all students.   This coming April, they have a “Day of Silence” planned. They will wear t-shirts and not speak during the school day in solidarity against bullying and harassment of LGBT students.  

A Spartan is more than just a student who attends North High School. Spartans are known for their kindness, compassion for others and their service to others.   Spartans reach out to help others in need and stand up for what is right. Spartans have a heart of (green and) gold!