Jefferson and Washington Middle Schools, Jamestown High School and the Bush Elementary School Advantage After School Program recently celebrated the world-wide event, “Blue Shirt Day.” All three schools wore shirts and boots to “Stomp Out Bullying.” Jamestown High School’s Day was spearheaded by the National Honor Society and Student Organization.
“Bringing ‘Blue Shirt Day’ to JHS didn’t just show my individual support to raise awareness about bullying prevention, but rather it showed a school-wide support for the cause,” said JHS student Miles Brickley who helped organize the JHS event. Bullying, whether it be physical, verbal or cyber, can ruin a person’s high school experience and can take kids quite a long time to recover. That’s why the National Honor Society, Student Organization and I thought we would do our part to stop bullying in all forms by reserving the first day of our Homecoming Spirit Week for ‘Make A Difference Monday.’ It was amazing to see how many people participated and supported such a worthy cause.”
Washington Middle School students discussed bullying in their Health classes. Students and teachers were asked to wear blue shirts and boots to serve as a reminder to the students to “take that extra step” to be kind and respectful to others, today and everyday. The school also took a school-wide quiet moment to think about all of the students who have been innocent victims of bullies.
Jefferson Middle School students also wore blue shirts, boots and received certificates and a pencil that said,”Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.”
“Days like Blue Shirt Day help promote awareness for important topics such as bullying,” said Jefferson Principal Carm Proctor. “They also remind students about the benefits of positive behavior by focusing on a topic.”
For more information, see www.StompOutBullying.Org