HIS students learn about bullying

Published 1:38 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Students at Helena Intermediate School participated in Bullying Awareness Week from Nov. 14-20.

Parents and students were educated on what bullying is and is not, how to deal with bullying, and questions to aid students in determining if they are bullies themselves.

Throughout the week, students and teachers reviewed the HIS Pledge for a Bully-Free school. The pledge was signed by all students and is currently hanging in each classroom.

Through the use of the school’s Listserv, daily e-mails were sent to parents with myths/facts about bullying.

The events concluded with a “Stamp Out Bullying” day where the students wore western attire. Assistant Principal Genet Holcomb said the activities were very successful in raising awareness of bullying.