Impromptu meeting called by school officials to discuss
political process with students
nov. 9, 2016
Seventh- and eighth- graders at Liberty Middle School came
together to discuss their concerns during an impromptu meeting
called with school officials this morning, after it became evident
that some students had significant apprehensions on the heels of
Tuesday’s presidential elections.
During the meeting, students voiced their confusion and concerns
about how future policy changes could affect local students and
Teachers reminded students about how America’s three branches of
government operate with its series of checks and balances, and
that as future voters, they can affect political outcomes when
they turn 18. “We invited our eighth graders especially to pay
attention to how our country is operating over the next four years
as many of them will be eligible to vote in the next presidential
election cycle,” social studies teacher Kort Wheeler said.
The meeting closed with a call for students to be mindful that not
everyone will agree with the results, as was experienced during
the student mock election
that took place last week
and the importance of showing
respect for differing opinions.
“We also reminded students that the school community as a whole is
symbolic of the greater community of the country and that how we
conduct ourselves together in school can serve as a model for
greater tolerance and understanding in the world,” English as a
Second Language teacher Jeff Hall said.
Parents with any questions or concerns can contact the school's
main office and speak to Richard Schacher.