Sunday, March 18, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Community Edition): On #MarchForOurLives

March 24 is the date March For Lives Occur.  This is as March 14 saw thousands of students march out in solidarity for the 17 students who lost their lives in Florida.        We end this with what the Principal of Aliso Niguel High School noted for the Aliso Viejo Wolverine Community: 

What we saw today inspired us.

On Valentine’s Day, we hid in classrooms, in closets, while 17 of our fellow Eagles were brutally murdered, and 17 more were injured. Today, for 17 minutes, countless students across the country left their classrooms to remember those we lost, 17 minutes for those still healing injuries, and 17 minutes of solidarity with those of us still shattered by what happened.

When we stood up and demanded change we could not imagine this level of support – and for that we are eternally thankful. Communities across this country walked out of classrooms to send one message – Enough.

That is why 10 days from today we’re going to march and demand change.

We’re going to go to our nation’s Capital, town squares, city centers, rural roads, and village parks to demand our lives be defended.

We’re going to ask every “leader” what they’re doing to protect us. We are not just talking about voting – we are talking about saving lives.

From these walkouts, we march on.

Click here to find an event near you and tell us you’ll be there. We need you to show up again.

With love and respect,
The March for Our Lives Organizers


We Went to the National School Walkout at the White House. Here’s What We Saw.

Beginning at 10 a.m., students sat in silence for 17 minutes—one minute for each of the Parkland victims.

Dear Wolverine Parents,
I want to take just a moment to update you regarding today's nationwide student-led walkout as it occurred on our campus.  Ultimately, each student made their own choice as to whether or not to participate in the walkout, and as Principal, I am so very proud of ALL of our students -- both those who chose to participate as well as those who chose to remain in classrooms.  At 10:00 am, approximately 1300 students chose to participate in the walkout; all students were orderly, respectful, and followed directions to proceed directly to the gym. Student leaders then first called for a moment of silence, followed by a tribute to the Florida students, which was given by a student speaker who actually transferred to Aliso Niguel approximately 6 weeks ago from the very school in Parkland, Florida where the most recent violence occurred.  Once again, our students were absolutely orderly, respectful and engaged.  Students left the gym to return to classrooms shortly after 10:17 am.  Our amazing Wolverine students ALL showed great character today and are a credit to their parents, community, and our staff.  Again, I am so very proud.   Thank you for your continued support or our school.

Deni Christensen - Principal 

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