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Havre Middle School students look through 'Purple Glasses'

Program part of district's trauma-sensitive initiative

 

September 20, 2018

Havre Daily News/Gen Yamaguchi

Daniel Sanchez, right, 12, of Havre Middle School watches the Havre Trauma-Sensitive Schools Initiative presentation of the video "Purple Glasses" during advisory class Wednesday. Danielle Parsons, the science teacher for sixth- and seventh-graders, discussed the contents of the presentation afterward with her students.

Havre Middle School students Wednesday worked on an exercise to teach them the importance of understanding what other people have gone through.

During the school's advisory periods Wednesday, the teachers showed their students the video "Purple Glasses" and talked about the importance of empathy.

Vice Principal Jeremiah Nitz said the program is part of the Havre Public Schools Trauma-Sensitive Schools Initiative.

During August, teachers at Havre Middle School took professional development classes put on by Havre Public Schools staff members, instructors from Montana State University-Nort...



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