As a part of our commitment as a designated No Place for Hate school through the Anti-Defamation League, each year we participate in activities designed to ensure anti-bias and diversity education. One such activity will take place next Wednesday morning, April 12th, at 8:20 a.m. We will gather around the church and Munro building to figuratively "Hug Our School." This activity seeks to "create a physical sense of community, respect and kindness. Because it takes many hands joined together to make it around an entire building, creating this human chain around your school is a powerful and highly memorable symbol of kindness, inclusivity and connectedness."

Once we have joined hands in this human chain, we will process into the Nave for All School Holy Week Chapel at 8:30 a.m. The homily will in part be a reflection on what it means to hug our school. We encourage all parents to join us in this circle and time of prayer. Please see the map to know where class levels will be in the chain.

We give thanks for the diversity of races and cultures at St. Stephen's Episcopal School.

Brandon Peete, Director of Spiritual Life

"O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." - Book of Common Prayer, pg. 840