Showing posts with label bully. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bully. Show all posts

Monday, December 3, 2018

In the News: hate mainstream in schools; Tri-County students visit education exhibit

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Hate speech and bias-motivated incidents, not all of which rise to the level of a crime, are growing at an alarming rate in public schools - and educators say the numbers only tell part of the story. 
“It is more likely that the number of actual incidents and number of students impacted are under-represented because many incidents are not reported,” said Fara Wolfson, a middle school teacher and co-chairwoman of the No Place for Hate Committee in Salem. 
In recent months, stories of hate-related incidents have spilled out of the schools and into the news. In November, a 10-year-old Muslim student at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham received hate letters, including one threatening to kill her."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181202/hate-mainstream-in-massachusetts-schools



"Early education students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School recently visited the Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit. The exhibit was held at Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, hosted by Wonder of Learning Boston (WOL Boston). The trip was a rare and valuable opportunity for Tri-County students to experience the exhibit, which travels throughout the country and has not been hosted in Boston for decades. 
The Hundred Languages of Children is the basis of the Reggio Emilia approach, a model of early education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in the 1940s. The Reggio philosophy views children as having one hundred languages - or one hundred ways - through which they can express themselves. The approach is considered one of the best educational systems in the world for children from birth through age five, including principles of curiosity, interaction, problem-solving, and experiential learning. (WOL Boston)."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181202/tri-county-students-see-hundred-languages-exhibit

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17

Coping with Bullying
By Carolyn Wnuk

Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM
Third floor training room of the Municipal Building

SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17
SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17
For more about Franklin SEPAC, visit their webpage

Monday, April 30, 2018

Electric Youth Anti-Bullying Workshop For Children - May 3

Electric Youth (EY), the international touring ensemble of talented young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), will host and facilitate a fun anti-bullying workshop for children this Thursday evening, May 3 at 6 p.m. The ArtWeek 2018 event will take place at FSPA, located at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. 

Partnering with Bully: The Adjective, Electric Youth will use music and drama activities to create dialogue around positivity, inclusion and the importance of valuing relationships. The interactive workshop is free and geared to children ages 8-12. The event will also introduce an ongoing EY Friendship Challenge. Come meet the members of Electric Youth as they share their personal stories about friendship. Celebrate your own stories of friendship in return and work together with EY to bring these stories to life on the stage. 

Participants are asked to register for the workshop and arrive promptly at 6 p.m. for the hour-long event. Participants will receive a special certificate for taking the Electric Youth Friendship Challenge. This ArtWeek event is supported by Music Drives Us.

Electric Youth has released six professional albums and toured Europe 14 times, with performances at England’s Arundel Festival, Disneyland Paris, professional theaters in Bristol, London and Windsor, and such renowned venues as Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace. 

EY also has headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops and their families stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Mechanics Hall, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the American Embassy in Rome. Electric Youth 2018 will tour Austria and Italy this summer.

Register for the EY Friendship Challenge anti-bullying workshop via the sign-up link found on the Electric Youth website at www.electricyouth.com

For more information, call (508) 528-8668. For a complete listing of ArtWeek activities, visit www.artweekma.org.

Electric Youth Anti-Bullying Workshop For Children - May 3
Electric Youth Anti-Bullying Workshop For Children - May 3

More about Bully: The Adjective can be found on their page
http://bullytheadjective.org/

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tri-County RVTHS Students Win First Place in the SkillsUSA Chapter Community Service Competition

Three Tri-County RVTHS SkillsUSA students won first place in the SkillsUSA chapter community service competition for high school students. Merna Amaya and Rosa Martines, both of North Attleboro, and Hanna Goudreau of Medway all who are grade 11 Medical careers students created a Kindness Matters campaign for the high school. 

The students will now go on to the SkillsUSA National competition. Kindness Matters is not just another “anti-bullying” campaign. Instead, it’s a pro-kindness message that shows students the power of their words and the power of kindness.

Kindness Matters is a campaign designed to reinforce thoughtful and caring acts among students and their peers. The Tri-County team created a campaign leading an effort to inform their peers about the signs and symptoms of suicide through Kindness Matters. Mema, Rosa and Hannah created several initiatives to promote the campaign. 
(from left) Rosa Martinez, Hanna Goudreau and Merna Amaya
(from left) Rosa Martinez, Hanna Goudreau and Merna Amaya

They created Kisses for Kindness in which students were able to send other students inspirational messages in Hershey’s kisses; a Kindness Poster Contest promoting kindness and positivity; an SOS class that was held for Sophomores to teach them about signs of suicide and depression; Room for More which helps students who have no one to sit with at lunch be paired with other students; a Coping Skills Table at the school that displayed positive coping skills; posters were hung up in bathrooms with suicide hotline telephone numbers; and they also sent out surveys to parents on measuring depression with their children.

Kindness Matters is a campaign designed to change the way people interact with each other. It is the legacy of 13 year old Peyton A. James, who took his life after years of bullying. In this world of technology and constant communication, it’s often difficult to escape the ridicule that seems to be everywhere. 

The purpose of Kindness Matters is to change the dialogue that takes place between people every day. Kindness Matters is not just about bullying because not everyone is a “bully.” However, everyone can be a little bit kinder to others. By doing that, we can change the world.

“Random acts of kindness, big and small, can make a difference in someone’s life,” said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. “I am proud of the Tri-County students and this initiative for our school. It is our hope to inspire students to be more thoughtful and caring, knowing that one act of kindness can lead to making a difference in someone’s life.”


Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Globe West covers bullying, healthy lunches, and walking to school

The last days of summer are upon us all. Back to school preparations are in full swing. The Boston Globe West section in the Sunday paper had a group of articles on schools. If you missed them, it might be worth taking a few minutes to read.


Note to read the following articles online a Boston Globe subscription may be required

In efforts against bullying, some school districts stand out

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2016/08/18/efforts-against-bullying-some-school-districts-stand-out/ay9ph0muZIx1mM9WjX8ixK/story.html


At schools, healthier options pass the taste test

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2016/08/20/schools-more-healthful-options-passing-taste-test/2mgf8IjtQXGMsz1eDPqwpL/story.html


Why not walk to school this fall?

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/2016/08/19/why-not-walk-school-this-fall/2qOlaFWMsrWvKWUWoz7h1I/story.html

In Salem, the Carlton Innovation School holds a weekly trek to school called Walking Wednesday. - MARK LORENZ FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
In Salem, the Carlton Innovation School holds a weekly trek to school called Walking Wednesday. - MARK LORENZ FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Annual Parent Info Night - Anti Bullying - March 29

A message from FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


  • What is bullying and what is not bullying under the law?
  • When is student behavior bullying and when is it developmentally typical behavior?
  • What are school district requirements and obligations under the law?
  • What information are school districts able to share with you about their bullying
  • investigations?
  • What are student support and safety plans?
  • What is the role of law enforcement?
  • How can parents and school personnel work together to address instances of bullying
  • and support positive student behavior?


These topics and more will be addressed by Attorney Paige Tobin from Murphy, Lamere and Murphy Law Firm

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:30 P.M.

FHS Lecture Hall



Please see attached flyer for more information
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczWEtzNWR1dTZVekU/view?usp=sharing

Community entrance at Franklin High School
Community entrance at Franklin High School

This e-mail has been sent to you by FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Annual Parent Info Night - Anti Bullying - Mar 29, 6:30 PM


  • What is bullying and what is not bullying under the law?
  • When is student behavior bullying and when is it developmentally typical behavior?
  • What are school district requirements and obligations under the law?
  • What information are school districts able to share with you about their bullying
  • investigations?
  • What are student support and safety plans?
  • What is the role of law enforcement?
  • How can parents and school personnel work together to address instances of bullying
  • and support positive student behavior?

These topics and more will be addressed by Attorney Paige Tobin from Murphy, Lamere and Murphy Law Firm

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:30 P.M.

FHS Lecture Hall





This was shared from the Franklin Schools webpage
http://franklindistrict.vt-s.net/Pages/FranklinDistrict_News/0236380D-000F8513.0/Parent%20Info%20Flyer%203-29-16.pdf


Community entrance to FHS
Community entrance to FHS



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anti-Bullying Training


A message from FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Good Afternoon

The Franklin Public Schools, in collaboration with MARC (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University) is holding an Anti-Bullying Training on September 19th at 6:30 P.M. at the Mercer Auditorium at Horace Mann Middle School.  The presenter is Dr. Elizabeth Englander.  The training is open to adults, faculty and community members.


To see the flyer, click here:  http://franklindistrict.vt-s.net/Pages/FranklinDistrict_News/0196706F-000F8513

or go to the district web site under District News.
This e-mail has been sent to you by FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at (508) 613-1777.

Friday, May 18, 2012

“It’s giving back”


The books ran the gamut of the body’s systems. Santorsola’s taught about the digestive system — eventually Josh convinced his friends to like vegetables, too. 
A cartoon cheetah who forgot to stretch before running taught students about the muscular system, while a boy confined to a wheelchair after an accident taught children about the nervous system. 
In all the stories, something left the main character feeling left out, whether it was a health issue or something such as a piece of broccoli that wanted to be eaten by candy-loving kids. 
There was a simple anti-bullying message underlying all the stories: People aren’t so different and everybody is better off when we all get along.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x210476444/Sharing-stories-in-Franklin#ixzz1vDGt1ena

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lady Gaga on bullying

What's this?

Lady Gaga - what's she got to do with Franklin?

Listen, no one is immune to bullying and its lasting effects



Thanks to Steve Garfield for the pointer to this clip.

Impressive.




Franklin, MA

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Live reporting - Bullying Policy

3. Discussion Only Items
• Policy – First Reading: JICFB - Bullying

Sally Winslow providing an update on the various efforts
Wired Teens and Teenangels active, Rachel's Challenge

K-5 includes a bullying component
easy to use online form developed for online reporting to be implemented on school websites

30% of the plans submitted to the Commonwealth were rejected, Franklin's was not, in fact some districts have requested to review copies of it

policy covers all aspects

motion to move policy to second reading, passed 7-0
 


Franklin, MA

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Live reporting - Discussion only items

3. Discussion Only Items

A) - Policy – Second Reading
o GBEBA/JIA Staff Research Policy
Mullen - no additional info at this time

B) - Anti-Bullying Plan
approximately 20 comments from the public
a couple of areas of interest, minor tweaks or suggestions

no additional comments from the committee

the plan will go to the policy subcommittee which will draft a policy for review and acceptance by June 30th


C) - Child Nutrition Bill Task Force
Based upon the recent legislation just signed into law
to form a task force, to evaluate the legislation and make a determination on how it would be implemented

Glynn to chair task force, Trahan volunteered to work on this, as did Roy
Sabolinski - this would dovetail nicely with the nutrition work done previously


D) - Budget Workshop
Jan 29th, 8:30 AM - noon
an opportunity to discuss in greater detail the school budget and the budget process
provide a brief overview of the budget at the beginning

comments open for suggestions up until Jan 14th

Cafasso - enjoy having the principals there, they should not feel that they have to sugar coat anything, we need them to be honest, ideal situations, not just 'ideal'. We are going backwards for so long on the budget, it would be good to come away with some honest assessments of what we should be striving for. What are priorities? When the time comes?

Glynn - What I'd like to see is to go through the budget as you outlined, and a what if scenario. What would you define as a good plan and what would it cost us to get there? It would not be an optimal plan, not a Wellesley.

Trahan - we need to keep in front of us where we would like to be, we were on a 'good to great track', what would it look like?

Mullen - What level of detail are you looking for?
Glynn - more or less high level categories, based upon the student teacher ratio what would it look like?

Sabolinski - I can through a number out right now, we need 63 million.
Roy - the number at that time was 64 million three years ago, it would not surprise me to have it north of 70 million in today values

Roy - if we were to update the 'good to great' numbers, that might be something that would answer your questions

E) - Innovative learning models
Glynn, this idea came from some session at the recent conference I attended
an example of a program where high school students were taking courses and getting college credit for them
distracted learning, life long learning, online courses, what would we be looking at
maybe formalize this process a little more

Soblinski - we have a number of different programs going at the high school, we should include them in this, along with some union leadership to look

Roy/Sabolinski - Task Force or Study Group, study group being a broader group, bringing in different stake holders as necessary, put the information together

Co-Chair of study group - Glynn and Sabolinski


Franklin, MA

"need to think before they react"

McAfee is running a five part series on Cyberbullying and begins with a definition:
Cyberbullying: “a situation when a child, tween or teen is repeatedly ‘tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted’ by another child or teenager using text messaging, email, instant messaging or any other type of digital technology.” (source: StopCyberbullying.org)
You can find all of part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here.

You can bookmark, favorite or subscribe to the McAfee page to get the remainder of the series.



Franklin, MA

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bullying Plan - Presentation

The YouTube video/slideshow of the Anti-Bullying Task Force presentation can be viewed:



Updated 11/14/10

The Boston Globe West on Sunday posted an article on this


Antibullying policy ready for airing


Franklin, MA

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bullying Plan - Comments wanted!

You may recall that the School Committee formed an Anti-Bullying Task Force. This group has come together and developed a plan to address bullying in the Franklin School District. The plan is scheduled for discussion at the Nov 16th School Committee meeting.

In addition to the public discussion, the committee is soliciting written comments by e-mail or letter. For e-mails, please send your comments to: millerd@franklin.k12.ma.us. For letters, please send your comments to: Franklin School Committee, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038.
The public comment period will be open through Thursday, December 9, 2010. The plan will be finalized and voted on at the December 14, 2010 school committee meeting.


The plan can be viewed below or on the School Committee page or on the Task Force page

Franklin Public Schools Bullying Plan

Don't be bashful, let your voice be heard.

Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view the document.


Franklin, MA

Monday, October 25, 2010

Anti-bullying Task Force: Report and Plan

The Franklin School Committee aims to provide its students and staff with an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from student harassment, also known as bullying. Indeed, the mission of the Franklin Public Schools is to “cultivate each student’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential through rigorous academic inquiry and informed problem solving skills within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment.”

The School Committee meeting scheduled for Oct 26th (full agenda not yet published) will include an update from the Anti-Bullying Task Force. The task force's full report is contained here:

Antibullying Task Force Report

The plan proposed by the Anti-Bullying Task Force is contained here:

Franklin Public Schools Bullying Plan


Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to review both documents.

Franklin, MA