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Dear WHS School Community Members,


I am reaching out to echo the message sent by Superintendent Bock recently.  Teachers, staff, administration, and students are grief stricken by the horrific murder of George Floyd.  We condemn all acts of hate, racism, and violence and we stand with our Westborough community to move our country forward with mutual respect and a demand for change. The Anti-Racism Solidarity Vigil on Sunday at the Baystate Commons was a courageous showing of peaceful activism and a true testament to the power of positive public discourse.


At WHS, important values such as inclusion, equity, empathy, and acceptance are firmly implanted in our everyday actions. While not perfect, these values run through all that we do, and they define who we are as a caring school community.  We celebrate the fact that our school family is beautifully diverse.   Students teach us about how to care for and accept everyone for who they are.  We see many young people teaching our country how to peacefully demand change.  They are inspiring.  They are bringing us hope for a better future.

We know that many of our families are coping with a wide range of emotions during this tumultuous time.  Below are some resources we wanted to share with you.  Please reach out to an administrator, counselor, or teacher if we can help to support your child or your family.  And, remember at WHS:


Take good care, 

Mr. Brian Callaghan, WHS Principal


RESOURCES:

Anti racism for kids: a developmental guide 

Teaching Tolerance

Child Mind article on racism and Violence


Westborough Connects along with the Westborough Public Library curated a book list for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration that is still relevant today. There are selections for all ages on both celebrating race and diversity, along with books that speak about oppression and social justice work. That list can be found HERE.