Fresno Unified School District
Office of Communications
2309 Tulare Street ~ Fresno, CA 93721~ (559) 457-3733
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jessica Peres Baird, Public Information Officer
Office: (559) 457-3732 Cell: (559) 443-9644
Walkout Alternative Activities Planned for Numerous Fresno Unified Schools
What: Students across Fresno Unified are making their voices heard during constructive activities planned for the National School Walkout this Wednesday.
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Ahwahnee Middle School: 9:50 a.m.
Students have organized a peaceful protest and a call for reform in response to school shootings across the country.
Bullard High School: 10 a.m.
Class schedules have been changed to allow for a 30 minute break (10-10:30 a.m.) so students can gather in a circle in the quad and hold hands for 17 minutes. Students will speak in an open-mic format.
Computech Middle School: 1 p.m.
Staff and students will participate in a moment of silence followed by students signing memorial posters in the quad at lunchtime.
Cooper Academy: 11 a.m.
Students will walk out to the school’s field where a huge heart with the number 17 inside of it along with #PARKLAND will be painted on the grass. Classes will be assigned a location to stand on the painted area.
Edison High School: 10 a.m.
Students wishing to participate in a walkout will be redirected to the cafeteria for an open forum, where they can voice their concerns. Staff will be there to help guide their conversations.
Fresno High School: 10 a.m.
Students will gather in a circle in front of Royce Hall and link arms. For 17 minutes, the students will remember those who were killed and injured in Parkland by participating in various activities and sharing their support for safe schools.
Hoover High School: 10 a.m.
Students will participate in a walkout in the quad for 17 minutes. Following a moment of silence, students will have the opportunity to speak about school safety and write messages that will be posted throughout campus.
McLane High School: 10 a.m.
Students wishing to participate in a walkout will be redirected to the gym, where administrators will have a space set up for student discussion.
Roosevelt High School: 10:06 a.m.
Students will walk out to two separate designated areas and march to the Stables quad area. Student leaders and government/economics students will speak. Students will wear white to symbolize peace and release biodegradable balloons in memory of the Parkland victims.
Sunnyside High School: 10 a.m.
The entire staff and student body will come out into hallways and courtyards to link arms. A positive message about the importance of caring for each other will be read over the PA system.
In addition, Fresno Unified has partnered with the student-led organization March for Our Lives to host a rally on Saturday, March 24 at Fresno High School. The district encourages students to voice their support for school safety. Details are included in an attached flyer.
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