In 1993 Marcy Open collaborated with World Citizen to become an International Peace Site. International Peace Sites commit to five Peace Actions:
These Peace Actions are part of the culture of Marcy. Teachers use a variety of methods to bring Peace Education into their classrooms. Some examples include:
Once a year Marcy celebrates Peace Day to recommit to our status as an International Peace Site. Although the details of what Peace Day may include can change from year-to-year, it is always an All-School event that focuses on how we can seek peace. Past Peace Day celebrations have included:
Marcy also celebrates student commitment to promoting peace in our community through the Mary Lou Hartley Peace Prize. Mary Lou Hartley was a beloved teacher at Marcy in the earlier days of the Open program. She was also dedicated to promoting peace and peace education. In her honor, Marcy middle school teachers and students select students each year who act as peacemakers in the classrooms. These students are recognized on the plaque near the front door of our school. A photo of Mary Lou Hartley is also located by the plaque.
In addition to the Peace Plaque, there are a number of reminders of our commitment to peace at Marcy. Take time to notice:
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