Mary-Lynn Robosky’s first graders supported anti-bullying efforts by wearing pink and creating a wall of pink t-shirts with their own anti-bullying slogans. Pictured, from left, top row: Student Teacher John Patterson, first grade teacher Ms. Robosky, Hannah Workie, Nico Williamson, Logan Schwartz, Julie Seth, Tara Chun, Max Brooke, Victor Chopra; middle row: Cara Dinker, Gabriela Cid, Nadira Maples, Paris Diao, Katie Lee; and bottom row: Morgan Heuber, Spencer Buddie, Aidan Khazai, Haley Lucier.
Photos by Kim Moran
The week of Jan. 12, Churchill Road Elementary School students participated in Bullying Prevention Week. Organized by school counselors Jamie Meyers and Alex Mantel, peer mediators created thematic posters and fifth and sixth grade students filmed anti-bullying skits that were aired on the morning Bobcat News broadcast. Students also participated in a mix-it-up lunch, where they sat with students outside of their normal social circle. Each of the groups was provided with conversation starters such as, “If you could change your name, what would you change it to?” or “What is your favorite animal at the zoo?” The students enjoyed talking with classmates they did not know well and finding out they had many things in common.
Bullying Prevention Week ended with a spirit day, where many students and staff members wore pink in support of anti-bullying efforts.