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Albion, Indian Hills Named National Model Schools

Two Canyons middle schools have received national honors for their sustained efforts to promote tolerance and inclusiveness within the school community. Albion and Indian Hills Middle Schools are the only two Utah schools to be named 2013 National Mix It Up Model Schools by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program. Sixty-three schools nationwide received the honor.

Mix It Up Day provides students with opportunities to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. The simple action can have big results, as studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice, Teaching Tolerance reports. Many schools plan activities for the entire day, and some use the event to kick off a yearlong exploration of social divisions. Last year, more than 3,000 schools nationwide took part in the event.

Mix it Up Model Schools have met five criteria set by the Teaching Tolerance program: Host a Mix it Up at Lunch Day in 2012; include the school’s community in organizing the event; follow up with at least two more Mix It Up-related programs or events; publicize Mix It Up at Lunch Day with posters, announcements and other media; and host events viewed as successful by students and school officials. Students at Indian Hills Middle School hosted a second Mix It Up event, complete with a mariachi band. Students at Albion Middle School formed a “Thriller” flash mob, wrote acrostic poems based on the letters in Mix It Up, and found other creative ways to engage students’ bodies and minds.

Assistant Principal Nicole Svee-Magann talks to KUTV’s Cristina Flores about Albion’s efforts to make a more inclusive school. 


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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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