During the month of November, the Middle School Counselors and Psychologist meet with all of the 5th grade students for the annual Middle School Safe School Presentation. This classroom conversation includes a discussion about the following topics:
1.Violence Prevention- there is zero tolerance for acts or threats of violence; students must report to adults when they hear of anyone threatening to cause injury or harm to self or others.
2.Bully Prevention - brief description of our school program, a review of the types of bullying (physical, verbal, social, and cyber), reporting procedures and follow-up. There is also a discussion about ways to be an ally.
3. "Do the Right Thing" - a brief discussion regarding our school-wide character education program, which encourages all Middle School students to make positive choices. Students are recognized by the adults in the building on a monthly basis and receive a star on the "Wall of Fame" for their good choices.
4. Caring School Community- we all must work to accept differences, and promote respect and consideration for all. Remember to "Put yourself in the other person's shoes", as this will help us treat others as we would want to be treated.
It is extremely important that our students feel safe and comfortable in our school community. We encourage parents and guardians to talk with their children about these important topics. Please contact the School Counselors or School Psychologist if you have any questions or concerns about these issues.