MORRIS MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
MORRIS MIDDLE SCHOOL
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October is Bullying Prevention Month
Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month. National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized in communities across the United States, with hundreds of schools and organizations signing on as partners.
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power.
Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more lieutenants who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse.
Week one- October 3-7
Activity- “Unity Tree”
MMS will create a tree displayed in the hall. Each student will receive a handprint leaf during a designated day of Homeroom. They will write on the leaf what they can do to support anyone at MMS who is bullied.
We will display the leaves on the Unity tree
MMS Stuco will make and display posters reflecting positive messages about bullying prevention
Activity- “Book an appointment to prevent bullying”
MMS Students will receive bookmarks displaying ways to prevent bullying
Ms. Williams will distribute during homeroom Wednesday October 5, 2022
Week 2-October 10-12
Activity- “Positive messages”
MMS will create a positive message exchange box in which students can write positive messages.
MMS Stuco reps will read one positive message randomly selected per day over the intercom.
Activity- “Tied Together Dress up Day”
On Wednesday October 12, 2022, MMS students will wear tie dye to signify that we are all “tied togetherin unity to stop bullying”
Week 3-Unity Week-October 17-21Activity-Wristbands- On Monday 10/17/2022 during Homeroom, Mrs. Williams will distribute Bullying Prevention wristbands for students to wear during the week to display MMS’s committment to prevent bullying.
Activity-”Unity Day Dress up Day”
On Wednesday October 19, MMS students will celebrate unity day.
On that day MMS will wear Orange which is the official color for unity day.
Activity- “Unity Chain”
In Homeroom, MMS students will create a unity chain in which each student receives an orange chain link. Each student will write a message on the strip about ways students can work together to stop bullying and promote unity.
MMS Student council will help hang the unity chain across the hallways.
Activity- “Social Media campaign”
All of MMS will take photos to display on MPS Facebook page and the MMS webpage displaying positive messages.
The next week will be Red Ribbon Week!!!!! Stay Tuned for More MMS activities