Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Violence Awareness Week Activity

Earlier in October, the school district recognized Violence Awareness Week, as designated by the New Jersey Department of Education, with a host of activities that included counselors talking with elementary classes about bullying, our school resource officer visiting many of the students across the district, and visits from outside support personnel – Deon Henry from the county Prosecutor’s Office at the high school and assembly programs like the one on “9-1-1” at the elementary schools.

The focused attention on issues related to violence during the week also helped the district spotlight ways to be proactive. One such activity was the Junior High School’s Pyramid of Peace contest. Our Student Assistance Coordinator, Donna Lacovara, designed the contest. The students completed the work on their pyramids during their social studies classes. The winning class was Mrs. Landis’ Period 4 Social Studies class (6th grade). The students in the winning class were treated to a breakfast during a recent extended homeroom. Congratulations!

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