August, Stone Ridge SDA Christian School sent five individuals consisting of church members, school board members and teachers to the Olweus Anti-Bullying training in Brainerd, MN. The school has already started implementing the training and policies learned there. The Anti-Bullying program was announced at the school’s annual corn roast where parents were given the anti-bullying rules and definition. The next morning in the school’s worship service, parents were involved in a role-play skit on bullying. The students have participated in three Circle-Time meetings and are learning to distinguish rough-house play and good natured teasing from hurtful bullying. The kids wore silk screened t-shirts with the school’s logo on the back, and their Anti-Bullying slogan on the front. Then they participated in the making of a DVD to be shown at the Duluth SDA Church, presented by the school chairperson and in conjunction with the potluck, which was especially decorated with the anti-bullying rules as center pieces.
Collene Rognlie-Klick, Stone Ridge SDA Christian School Volunteer
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