Common Senior Experience (CSE)

Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon


Common Senior Experience

All seniors will read and analyze themes from Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, by Emily Bazelon. Olympian High School pledges to engage students in  curriculum and activities designed to build life-long awareness to create a positive school culture that promotes compassion and empathy. Specifically, to rethink bullying, by dealing with it more effectively by acknowledging its complexity, and refine our consequences to support students and encourage better behavior.


To raise funds and awareness for the Anti-Defamation League, (ADL)a non-profit organization who protects victims against all forms of bigotry. ADL was founded on Jewish values that inform their work, how they operate and the changes they seek in the world. It has always meant stopping anti-Semitism and defending the Jewish people. Today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyberhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.


Class of 2019 Common Senior Experience Video


CSE Important Documents: 

List of Approved Groups and their CSE Fundraising Activities