TGS celebrates Be Yourself Week
Thomaston — Students and staff at Thomaston Grammar School celebrated Be Yourself Week, Feb. 3-7 with a variety of events.
TGS is a member of the Civil Rights Team Project or CRTP supported by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. The CRTP enforces the Civil Rights Act — personal rights. The school-based preventative program's mission is to increase the safety of all students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors.
The CRTP accomplishes this goal by supporting Maine school Civil Rights Teams — who identify and address issues of bias in our school community related to race and color, national origin and ancestry; religion; physical and mental disabilities; sexual orientation; and gender.
On Feb. 3, CRTP Coordinator Brandon Baldwin addressed the school on ways to "Be Yourself." Staff members presented skits to student Feb. 4 on bias-based behaviors. Thursday, Feb. 6 the participants "dressed to express" themselves and Friday, Feb. 7 the Lincoln Academy Players performed their interactive theater with students about being themselves.
Also, Sue Johnson led her art classes in putting together a bulletin board based on the book, "Only One You."
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.