Bullying prevention lasts more than a month
Oct. 25, 2016
Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School students and staff celebrated Unity Day on Oct. 19 by dressing in as much orange as possible, with the goal of taking a stand against bullying.
The students also created a Unity Tree, posted near the school’s main entrance, to spread the word. Each leaf of the tree features a message to inspire positive behavior, thoughtfulness and personal responsibility.
“We created the Unity Tree to show that we care about safe and supportive communities for all students,” said Liz Halvorsen, school counselor. “Bullying affects almost one in every four students around the country. By wearing and sharing orange on Unity Day, we showed we’re together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.”
Unity Day is part of National Bullying Prevention Month, observed each October. At Duanesburg Central Schools, efforts to prevent bullying and promote positive behavior are year-round and involve students in all grades. For bullying prevention information and resources, visit http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Photos by Joey Wolken, Angela Sorrentino, Patrick Powers and Liz Halvorsen.