Allies in Learning and Leading: Inclusive Network
About ALL IN:
- ALL IN emphasizes that all students in the Morris School District belong and that human relationships are central in personal and academic growth.
- The Morris School District believes that diversity should be celebrated and leveraged in order to enhance our school and community.
What has ALL IN accomplished?
- The ALL IN Student Board at MHS was recognized by the NJ State Board for their significant contributions to MHS and the Morris School District Community. A ceremony will take place on Wednesday May 17 in Pennington, NJ for these 7 students.
- ALL IN partnered with the Morristown High School Theatre program for the first sensory friendly performance of "Legally Blonde" on March 21, 2017. Approximately 100 attendees were present including parents and their children placed in out of district schools and families from nearby communities.
- On March 17, 2017, the MEF sponsored a visit from Rohan Murphy to FMS who spoke to all grade levels.
- Fall of 2016 welcomes the expansion of ALL IN to FMS with the help of another MEF grant for school store start up funding and peer leader training.
- November 18, 2016, the MEF sponsored a visit from Rohan Murphy to MHS who spoke to all PE and Health classes throughout the day and ran a wrestling practice after school for all middle and high school students.
- On May 18, 2016, Philip So, Dr. Anjalee Nirgudkar, BCBA, and Barbara Miller, a physical therapist, will present a training to PGC and other interested student leaders ability awareness and diversity.
- An ALL IN student Board was established at MHS consisting of students with and without disabilities.
- ALL IN was awarded a Special Olympics Project Unify grant in the amount of $1,500 for the 2015-2016 school. Over the course of the next 3 years, this grant will also provide funding in the amount of $15,000 to the ALL IN program. http://www.specialolympics.org/projectunify.aspx
- On December 18 the Student Government Association hosted "The Class of 2016 is ALL IN Dance" for seniors and ALL IN students at MHS.
- In October of 2015, Philip So and Dr. Anjalee Nirgudkar presented a training to all freshman, Peer Group Connection (PGC) leaders, other invited students, staff, and administration on diversity and ability awareness. Approximately 600 people were in attendance for this event. This event was sponsored by the MEF.
- In September 2015, ALL IN was awarded an MEF grant in the amount of $4,145.76 for the cost of guest speakers for the 2015-2016 school year and lunchtime supplies and materials.
- PGC leaders, MHS students, and students with unique needs get together twice weekly during lunch time for social conversations and board game or physical activities.
- ALL IN also takes place one time per month after school at MHS. Students who would like to participate are invited to a school or community based activity. Such activities have included the school musical, basketball game, and our evening student coffeehouse. The cost of any admissions and needed staff support are included.
- During the 2015-2016 school year Barbara Miller consulted to our P.E. classes at MHS to support students with disabilities. Barbara will be consulting with Donna Gelegonya, one of our P.E. teachers at MHS, who will be revising lesson plans to better reflect inclusive practices and activities.
- In the spring of 2015, Philip So and Dr. Anjalee Nirgudkar presented a training to PGC leaders on specific strategies on how to engage students with disabilities.
Please contact Dr. Jessica Neu for additional information about the program or how to become involved with ALL IN. Be sure to follow us on Instagram: morrisschooldistrictallin