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Programs this week beat down bullying
by Tribune Staff
Oct 16, 2011 | 1409 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — As a part of National Bullying Prevention Month, several WCSD schools will continue to address bullying issues head on this week with creative initiatives and programs.

Verdi Elementary School will focus on anti-bullying this week with numerous activities that promote positive behaviors. During the week-long “Bucket Brigade,” for example, students will write down on a slip of paper when they see someone making good choices or practicing anti-bullying behaviors. They will then put that slip of paper in buckets around the school and a selection of these slips will be read at the end of the day over the intercom to share the stories with the rest of the school.

Also this week, Wooster High School will be recognizing Ally Week, which is a nationwide effort to identify, support and celebrate allies who stand against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language, bullying and harassment in America’s schools.

Administration and counselors will wear T-shirts for ally week and read morning statistics that focus on the LGBT population. On Thursday and Friday, Wooster teachers will present bullying curriculum to their classes that focus on awareness, cyberbullying and prevention.

The Washoe County School District is committed to the prevention of bullying and makes efforts every day to raise awareness in the classroom and in the community. During National Bullying Prevention Month, schools across the district have launched individual programs at their schools to teach students about bullying, cyberbullying, respect and numerous other issues. These ongoing efforts are a part of the district’s commitment to ensuring safe learning environments for every child.

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