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Respect Week at NVOT 10/2-6/17


With the advent of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in 2011, a Week of Respect is observed as per the N.J. Department of Education during the first full week of October: October 2 to 6, 2017. 

Teachers, club advisors, coaches, and students have been asked to generate Week of Respect activities.

A culminating activity will take place on the morning of October 11, when Mr. Matt Bellace, Psychologist & National Youth Speaker, will present student assemblies at NVOT entitled A Better High. Dr. Bellace stated: "Young people need to feel empowered in their schools and communities. It is not enough to ask them to stay away from drugs and alcohol, we need to show them there are positive things they can do for themselves and others."  Mr. Matt Bellace also will conduct a parent program, Supporting Teens and Reducing Their Stress (and ours) on the evening of October 11 in the Northern Valley - Old Tappan HS Auditorium at 7:00 pm which has been communicated and will continue to be promoted.

Weekly or monthly initiatives are wonderful. However, our goal is to support students' ability to make healthy choices throughout their lives, not just for one week or one month.   

"Everyday or Primary Greatness has to do with character and contribution, as distinguished from
secondary greatness which has to do with notoriety, wealth, fame, prestige, or position.

Everyday greatness is a way of living, not a one-time event. It says more about who a
person is than what a person has." 
-Stephen Covey

"I'm not concerned with you liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as an individual."
-Jackie Robinson

Thank you to co-curricular club advisors, teachers, coaches, and students who are actively supporting the Week of Respect.