The BKW Elementary Student Council and the High School Student Senate joined forces to combat bullying during the district’s anti-bullying week Oct. 22-26. Each day was filled with activities reinforcing the simple message—there is no place for bullying at BKW.
Elementary events included:
- Daily anti-bullying messages read each morning during announcements.
- Principal Annette Landry read “How Full Is Your Bucket?” to each kindergarten class. Felix learns that every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.
- High School students read “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” to the first graders Spookley is bullied because he is not round like other pumpkins. But his “difference” allows him to save the day.
- Dr. Katrina Emmerich did a lesson on empathy with second graders.
- Guidance Counselor Lauren Larkin read “Nobody” to third graders who then made anti-bullying posters.
- School Resource Officer Deputy Bray presented a lesson on cyberbullying with fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.
- Wednesday, Oct. 24 was Unity Day (everyone wears orange), part of National Bullying Prevention Month . Student Council members made a giant, orange paper chain with each student’s or teacher’s name written on a link. The finished chain rain from the lobby down the cafeteria hallway.
- Thursday, Oct. 25 was Blue Day (everyone wears blue) to represent Anti-Bullying Awareness. Student Council members wrote encouraging messages on the sidewalk in front of the school with sidewalk chalk.
- The entire school created a human BKW in the parking lot.
High school events included:
- Wednesday, Oct. 24 was Blue Day everyone wore blue, the official color of bullying prevention.
- High School Student Senate placed sticky notes with positive messages on student lockers.
- High School Students wrote out pledges, committing to help stop bullying,
“Research shows that more than half of bullying incidents stop when a peer intervenes. This student-led effort will go a long way in our district’s fight against bullying,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Mundell.