• Mrs. Carlis Benjamin, Social Worker WSR/ Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (973) 266-5870 x56010
    Langston Hughes School
    160 Rhode Island Avenue
    East Orange, NJ 07018

                         A Note From the Anti- Bullying Specialist

    Parents and Friends:

    Welcome.  We’re off to a great start at Langston Hughes and are making every effort to ensure that your children enjoy a safe and positive learning experience this school year.

    Our school places emphasis on respect- respect for self, others, property and those in authority. Through daily repetition of the Respect Pledge, daily announcements of a “word of wisdom”, weekly class council, classroom presentations, character education assemblies and incentive trips, students are encouraged to practice the Golden Rule which is to treat others the way they want to be treated.

    All staff members work very hard to ensure that their classrooms are caring communities in which every student is treated with high regard. Please know that continuous effort is made to implement strategies when necessary to  maintain a positive school climate.

    We know that you remind your children to practice respectful behaviors: to be kind and courteous and to use polite language.  Thank you.

    As always, the goal is for our school  to be the very  best place to learn where we help our students “Believe, Achieve and Succeed".

                    Have a rewarding school year!
                                                                      Carlis Benjamin
    Important Dates
    Week of Respect                    October 6-10
    Violence Awareness              October 20-24
      & Prevention Week

    Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights ActThe East Orange School District’s Anti-Bullying Policy

    The board of education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student. A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its pupils in a safe and disciplined environment. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


    For direct information regarding the East Orange School District's Anti-Bullying Policy, please utilize this link:

    District Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Michele Murchison School Safety Coordinator

    Phone: (973) 266-5776
    Fax: (973) 266-2972

    Following are useful links which relate to positive learning environments, student behavior and resources in support of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act and the prevention of HIB.