2012-01-02 / Word Jr.

Lisbon teams attend civil rights conferences

Student groups taught strategies to encourage safe school environments


MEMBERS of the Lisbon High School Civil Rights Team attended an all-day training session in Augusta. In back, from left: adviser Katy Dodge, Sydney Tolbert, Dustin Wood, Brandon Laurelez and Robert Wood; middle: Kristen Wood, Amanda Blancato, Sarah Craig, Jenna Clifford, Sam Foote and Connor Craig; in front: Attorney General William J. Schneider, and Delanie Ouellette. 
MONICA MILLHIME PHOTO MEMBERS of the Lisbon High School Civil Rights Team attended an all-day training session in Augusta. In back, from left: adviser Katy Dodge, Sydney Tolbert, Dustin Wood, Brandon Laurelez and Robert Wood; middle: Kristen Wood, Amanda Blancato, Sarah Craig, Jenna Clifford, Sam Foote and Connor Craig; in front: Attorney General William J. Schneider, and Delanie Ouellette. MONICA MILLHIME PHOTO AUGUSTA — Lisbon’s High School and Community School civil rights teams each attended all-day training conferences in Augusta in November.

The high school team, along with adviser Katy Dodge and community adviser Monica Millhime, attended on Nov. 16. During the daylong training, groups were taught strategies and ideas to encourage a safe and welcoming environment at school.

Students actively participated in group sessions for team building and shared ideas for projects within the school. The LHS Civil Rights team meets on a regular basis in the school library.


ON NOV. 14, an elementary school-level training conference for Civil Rights Teams and their advisers was held in Augusta. Lisbon Community School was well represented. In back, from left: Davynntayne Reed, Seana Creasey, Sydney Plourde, Trent Bundy, Riley Leeman, Soleil Hayward and adviser Ryan Patrie; in front: Seara Gratwick, Kiley Merritt, Shandria Waters, Kyleigh Dunigan, Celeste Brissette, Kayla Daigle, Alex Evertsen and Geoffrey Shambarger. 
MONICA MILLHIME PHOTO ON NOV. 14, an elementary school-level training conference for Civil Rights Teams and their advisers was held in Augusta. Lisbon Community School was well represented. In back, from left: Davynntayne Reed, Seana Creasey, Sydney Plourde, Trent Bundy, Riley Leeman, Soleil Hayward and adviser Ryan Patrie; in front: Seara Gratwick, Kiley Merritt, Shandria Waters, Kyleigh Dunigan, Celeste Brissette, Kayla Daigle, Alex Evertsen and Geoffrey Shambarger. MONICA MILLHIME PHOTO For more information, call 353-3030 or email kdodge@lisbonschoolsme.org.

A team from Lisbon Community School met with other groups for training on Nov. 14. The Lisbon group is led by Assistant Principal Ryan Patrie and community adviser Monica Millhime.

“Our Civil Rights Team at LCS is a school-based, co-curricular program addressing preventative methods and procedures to combat hate, violence, prejudice, harassment and bias,” said Patrie. The LCS CRT students meets after school twice a month to discuss ideas to create a safe school environment for all students.

Students will be embarking upon visiting businesses in the greater Lisbon community to better understand the broader scope of real- life experiences in the workplace and how important respecting rights of others are in and out of school.

“We are fortunate to have the support of the LCS Parent Teacher Organization, local businesses, parents and teachers who recognize the importance of intervention and peer building to reduce intolerance. Students were energized after the training and felt empowered to work toward creating and maintaining a supportive, safe and caring environment at school,” said Millhime.

For more information, call 754- 0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.

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