March 14, 2018: National School Walkout

The FSHA community is accepting the invitation to advocacy with participation in the nationally discussed National School Walkout. Our involvement in this event was proposed by our Student Body Officers and Student Council Representatives. Observed on March 14th, from 10:00 -10:17 am, this period of silence is a statement of respectful memorial of the lives lost in Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and an action of advocacy protesting gun violence. As always, our support is apolitical. We are acting from our Catholic Dominican roots, supporting the tenets of Catholic Social Justice and our own Charism of Veritas. And, sensitive to the strong emotions surrounding the involved issues, adult and student community members are invited – NOT required – to participate as they wish. We wanted to be sure that you were informed about this event in advance. Please know that both of our administration advisory bodies (Admin Team and Academy Administration) and our President and Principal approve and support this action. As organizers and leaders of the event, our student body officers have determined to keep things simple. There will education by them for the student body in the time leading up to the walkout. Morning Prayer on the 14th will include a roll call of the names of those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School concluding with the Dominican Blessing. At 10:00 am, those students and adults on campus who wish are invited to gather on the upper parking lot, standing in a circle beginning and ending at our Peace Pole. There will be no media coverage of this event out of respect for the integrity of the Walkout. Students have also asked that this not be an open event (we are not inviting parents, etc.) and our gates will be closed for privacy and traffic issues.

The ASB has included some informational links below.

Please contact Mrs. Johnston (rjohnston@fsha.org) with any questions you might have.

CNN List of 17 Shooting Victims (includes photo and short biography)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/15/us/florida-shooting-victims-school/index.html
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