The West Shore School District Board of School Directors, administration, and staff embrace a shared commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which supports our District pledge to provide students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.
April is Celebrating Diversity Month, an opportunity to recognize and honor the diversity that surrounds us. It is important to remember that diversity is more than race. It includes ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds and various lifestyles, experiences, abilities, and interests.
In addition to discussions which will naturally occur during the school day, the West Shore School District will be Celebrating Diversity in April. We encourage our school community to join us!
- Shared Stories: District Inclusive Literature Initiative (K-5) - District Elementary schools will receive grade-level specific books to be read to students during the month. Books were chosen not only based on their literary value, but the way in which they each highlight cultural and physical diversity in an age-appropriate way. Special thanks to the West Shore Foundation and CARES Act for funding the purchase of these award-winning titles for students. Click here to learn more.
- Video Playlist – Mrs. Guistwhite, Cedar Cliff H.S. Librarian, created a playlist of videos on diversity. Click here to view.
The West Shore School District is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable environment for all. Our efforts with Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Celebrating Diversity Month are the first of many exciting initiatives we have planned for this year.