The month of October is Bully Awareness Month and the San Saba High School FCCLA students have been working hard all month to prepare special events for all the students, K through 12th grade. "We wanted to make sure that everyone was included in our project because we felt that it was such an important topic." said Mrs. Rogers, FCCLA advisor.
"We received a mini-grant from GenerationOn to help with some special areas of our event. GenerationOn promotes "Kids Care Week" through the Hasbro Children’s Fund, and we applied for the mini-grant to help purchase some special items to share with the kids. We purchased blue wrist bands for the middle school, junior high, and high school students; pencils and created activity information books about bullying for the elementary kids. The students that put the program together also had t-shirts made with their Bully Awareness on the front and the back said "standing together for the greater good."
The presentation at the high school took place Monday morning early on October 18th. The students shared statistics, slide shows, videos, and gave excellent information on the signs of bullying, what to do, and why it is wrong. The FCCLA students hung large "pledge banners" in the hallways for students to sign - pledging that they would stand up against bullying. On Wednesday the 20th, the students put together a mini rotation for the elementary kids that included games, stories, videos, and discussions about bullying.
These students did an excellent job in putting the word out to all the students in their bully awareness event. We will continue our efforts through the end of October. Show your support by wearing blue.