Heritage Elementary School recently kicked off Anti-Bully Awareness Month (October). Anti-bully pledges were given to all classrooms. Students will be asked to recite the pledge during October Guidance lessons.
Students are encouraged to wear orange (staff, too) every Thursday throughout the month. A contest is underway for the most orange worn by a homeroom each week.
Students were offered the opportunity to participate in a poster contest aimed at Anti-Bully Awareness and Being an Ally. Additional activities include: Positive Post-It notes throughout building, Anti-Bully bracelet distribution, and random act of kindness. Main hallway bulletin boards will be updated to celebrate the Month, as well.
At Avon Middle School, a comprehensive anti-bullying curriculum through programs such as the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support), SOAR, 40 Developmental Assets, Health classes, Guidance visits to classes, etc. is ongoing throughout the year.
To expand the positive messages of these programs and character education, the Guidance Department at the middle school is encouraging staff and students to participate in the school’s monthly “Ally Days,” during which staff and students can wear orange to show their support. By wearing orange on these special days, staff and students can show their support for positive behaviors while standing against bullying / negative behaviors. Upcoming “Ally Days” include: Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.