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Anti-Bullying Instruction at LESD Schools

District Instruction and Programs that are implemented in our schools that promote Character Education and Anti-Bullying Curriculum:

  • Second Steps Program
  • PBIS matrix specifically talks about treating others like you want to be treated and Bullying. A letter was sent home with our PBIS matrix in the beginning of the year that emphasizes strict policy-do not tolerate anyone Bullying anyone else.  
  • Principal visits classrooms and uses a program called Mean Girls/Boys.  
  • Video on Bullying shown to students
  • Stop Bullying Month (October) with activities and videos from this website: http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/
  • Anti-Bullying information is incorporated into Character Education program.
  • Character Counts - a matrix and how to address Bullying behaviors through the 6 pillars.
  • 6 Pillars of Character Education Weekly community circles in classrooms on anti-bullying
  • Teacher resource - http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/  
  • Principal reads "My Secret Bully" to Grades 2nd-5th on the first day of school with an object lesson. "Have you Filled a Bucket Today" for all grade levels.
  • School Creeds
  • Character Club - one student is acknowledged from each class at the patriotic assembly and given a character ed bracelet.
  • Character Club creates videos that are shown in the classroom.
  • Blue Day - wear blue to support Anti-Bullying.
  • Peer Mediation
  • Character Ed Assemblies, Presentations and Discussions.
  • Middle School Advisor/Advisee program from The Advisory Book. The goal is to create cohesive classrooms that are like a "family." Teachers build positive relationships with students and students build positive relationships with each other. Some of the sharing activities address the topic of Bullying. For example, one lesson aligned with the "Stomp out Bullying" campaign.
  • Anti-Bullying Committee, called the ABC Club, that meets once a week to discuss ways to have a Bully Free School.
  • Participate in Nationally recognized days that reinforce no bullying such as Blue Out Bullying, No Name Calling Week, Mix it up Day organized by our Anti-Bullying Staff Committee.
  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (7th and 8th graders take an end of the year survey). Student Advisor gives the teachers 2 notebooks (The Olweus and supplemental notebooks) for teachers to use throughout the year in their AA classes. A PowerPoint is present for parents to view during curriculum night.
  • There is a suggestion box for students, which is anonymous so students can let us know if they are being Bullied or they know someone is being Bullied. 
  • Several Anti-Bullying lessons are taught throughout the year during AA. 
  • Anti-Bullying pledge is signed by student, parent, faculty and staff.
  • Boy’s Town
  • Step by Step program, 14-15 units are on Bullying.
  • Safe Schools online program allows anonymous reporting of incidents of Bullying.