CLARK — Bullying can negatively impact students’ physically and emotionally, causing safety issues at school and affecting their ability to learn. St. Agnes School is working together with its students to send a message against bullying. The school has just finished up its second annual “Anti-Bullying” awareness week in an effort to stop bullying before it starts.
The “Together We Can Stop Bullying” week began on Sept. 23 with a visit from Sgt. Michael Hoose from Union County Prosecutor’s Office, who stopped by to discuss internet safety and the consequences to cyber-bullying.
On Tuesday the week continued with “It’s Time to Stop Name Calling.” The students wore watches and enjoyed a visit from Ronald McDonald. Ronald’s new show “A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald,” is all about friendship, cooperation, anti-bullying and active play. This show is all a part of his quest to help kids lead happy, active lives.
Students and faculty participated the rest of the week with themes like “Black Out Bullying” by wearing black t-shirts, “Together We “CAN” Stop Bullying” by barricading the principal into her office with tons of canned donations for the local food bank and “Give Teasing the Boot” where the student came to school in their favorite boot.
They brought the week to an end with both students and faculty taking an Anti-Bullying Pledge and receiving ribbons to promote Anti-Bullying at St. Agnes School and throughout the community.
Anti-bullying week is an annual awareness program put together by Principal Heather Schnaars and the St. Agnes Home School Association.
(Photos courtesy of St. Agnes School)
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