Warwick Middle School

Mix It Up Lunch

Mix It Up Lunch!

Friday, February 26th

Mix It Up is one lunch period where we "mix students up" and ask them to sit with different students than they normally would at lunch to meet some new people. Below is information taken from theMix It Up national website (mixitup.org):

"students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So for just a day, we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away."

The WMS Mix It Up lunch will be hosted by the members of Aevidum and our school counselors. Aevidum is a group of students that help promote positive school climate. As students walk into the cafeteria on Friday 2/26 they will be handed a card. The color on the card will match the table color that student sits at on Friday. We will pass out the cards randomly so that students are mixed-up. Aevidum members will be pre-assigned colors so that there will be at least a few members at each table to help start conversation. There will also be an assortment of questions at each table to help facilitate discussion.

If you have any questions/concerns about the event, please contact the school counselors, Mr. Martin or Miss Aichele.

We are hoping this will be a fun and positive experience for our students!

Learn more about Mix it Up at mixitup.org.