On March 13 and 14, one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School will conduct school-wide conversation about these acts of violence and pay tribute to the 17 victims of the tragedy in Florida.
On March 13, SJND held an assembly to discuss the recent violence and the action that students around the country are taking. Don Lippi, SJND's AP Government teacher, also spoke about constitutional rights, legislation and available avenues for change. On March 14, St. Joseph Elementary will join SJND for a Prayer Service in the Quad honoring the Stoneman Douglas victims. Interested SJND students and staff may also partake in a silent 17-minute March for Peace along a portion of Encinal Avenue (to Grand Street). Students are not required to attend the March and may remain on campus with faculty and staff. Counselors will also be available for students who may wish to meet with them.
At SJND, we aim to develop confident, open-minded and effective leaders and support students in their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly. SJND stands with the National Catholic Educational Association as we encourage continued prayers for those impacted by these acts of violence, increased dialogue about the importance of school safety and action to prevent future tragedies.
SJND March for Peace
March 13, 2018