I cannot believe that we are already into November here at Green!
I am grateful that I was able to spend a lot of quality time in classrooms during the month of October. I began the month by focusing on our anti-bullying lessons for students in all grades. I was then lucky enough to go back into the classrooms for a second time to talk about personal space (grades K-2), growing our brains (grades 3-6), and embracing our strengths and unique qualities (grades 7 & 8).
I was very proud of all of our students who participated in our Week of Respect during the first week of October! I would like to thank Detective Garcia for offering our parents a virtual presentation focused on internet safety and cyber-bullying. The Center for Prevention also offered their Positive Climate Summit for middle schools, and we shared those presentations with our students in grades 6 - 8 during their health periods.
Continue reading for more important news, including information about visits from local high schools and the announcement of three winners of the "What's Your Anti-Drug?" contest!
Please remember that I am here to support the students however I can. I am available to meet if a student needs help or just wants to talk! Don't hesitate to reach out if I can support you in any way.
My website is updated regularly with links to resources and information!
October was National Bullying Prevention Month. We kicked off the month with our Week of Respect from October 4 - 8, making sure that each day provided the students and staff with an opportunity to help create a positive atmosphere. Throughout the month, I presented bullying prevention lessons to all students, helping them learn how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying when they see it. Finally, the inspiring presenters at the Virtual Middle School Summit shared important messages of inclusivity, kindness, and hope.
Parents play a key role in helping to prevent and respond to bullying. For more information about what you can do to be part of the solution, go to stopbullying.gov for valuable resources.
Three Student Winners from Green Hills!
Visits from Pope John and Sussex Tech
Internet Safety Parent Presentation
Positive School Climate Summit
For more than 20 years, The Center for Prevention and Counseling has been hosting an in-person Middle School Summit. The event was virtual again this year, which means that every 6th, 7th and 8th grade student was be able to participate! We were able to view the presentations during the students' health periods. The Summit makes a positive and lasting difference, as students learn the leadership skills and techniques to make their school safe and inclusive. Through the keynote presentations, messages from high school mentors, as well as skits from middle school participants, students are empowered to better understand the theme of “Together We Can Make A Difference” as our school works to reduce bullying, increase leadership, empathy, resilience and positive school climate.
I will be gathering more resources from the Center for Prevention and Counseling to share with all students, so that together we can continue to cultivate a positive school climate!