No Place For Hate

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 1:43pm

The Howard County Public School System and Oakland Mills Middle School believe that having a school community where your child feels safe and respected is an important foundation to their academic success. That is why Oakland Mills Middle School and all other HCPSS middle schools will be participating in No Place for Hate®, a national program supporting schools in their commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences, and challenging bias and bullying at all levels.

Developed by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) – a leading civil rights organization that has worked for over a century to “secure justice and fair treatment to all” – No Place for Hate® will help us incorporate new anti-bias and bullying prevention resources into our existing programs in order to have one consistent message of inclusivity.

You and your child can help support our No Place for Hate® program in a number of ways:

  • Join our No Place for Hate® Committee to help oversee the program, assess school climate, and plan or volunteer at No Place for Hate® events!
  • Along with your child, sign the No Place for Hate® Promise/ Resolution of Respect to commit to challenging bias and bullying!
  • Practice No Place for Hate® at home! For family resources on challenging bullying and bias, visit

To learn more or to get involved with No Place for Hate® at Oakland Mills Middle School please contact Margaret Stavish by 12/21 via email. With your help, we will make our school community an even safer and more welcoming space for all.