Safety and Empowerment Positively Influence School Climate

Glens Falls Middle School, Glen Falls, N.Y.

Glen Falls Middle School in New York has been redesignated as a 2012 National School to Watch for its commitment to making students feel safe and empowered. Their school climate is based on the modeling behaviors of respect, consideration, and friendliness; a culture of safety; positivity; and the sense that appropriate risk-taking is encouraged and embraced throughout the school. Recognition is given to students for their participation and attitudes, and support and encouragement are given to students through daily involvement in supervised clubs, extracurricular activities, and service projects.

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