National Day of Silence – April 13

With the support of our Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Bigelow will be observing the National Day of Silence,on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

The Day of Silence is a student-led action sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), in which thousands of students around the country will remain silent for all or part of the school day to call attention to the harassment and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Bigelow students can show their support and participate in the Day of Silence in two ways.

1) REMAIN SILENT FOR THE DAY –  Students making this choice are expected to participate non-verbally in all school-related activities, both in the classroom and the cafeteria. Students can choose to wear a Day of Silence lanyard with a card that explains their silence.

2) BE AN ALLY –  Allies will not remain silent themselves, but will respect the silence of others. Students can choose to wear a Day of Silence lanyard that explains why they are showing their support as an ally.

Participation is completely optional.  Contact Principal Todd Harrison if you have any questions.