Quantcast

Local students join nationwide effort to stop bullying - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Local students join nationwide effort to stop bullying

Posted: Updated:

Schools across the country are taking a stand against bullying, including some in Colorado Springs. It's all part of the World Day of Bullying Prevention!

Today, students at the Academy for Advanced and Creative learning are coming together to raise awareness about the issue and educate their peers. 

Students will wear blue along with students across America to draw attention to the issue. It's all a part of the 10th annual Blue Shirt Day, but staff and students at the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning say this is nothing new. In fact bullying prevention is a year long commitment for them! 

"It's basically a family," said 7th grade student Lina Guerra. "We're just a huge family here and we all step in as needed, but we know the boundaries of when a teacher needs to come in." 

"If they don't feel safe they're not going to be learning," said 5th and 6th grade teacher Jennifer Tarbox. "They're not going to be at their best. It's one of our most important jobs to make sure kids intellectually safe and physically safe and emotionally safe."

Throughout the year students have the chance to make posters and social contracts with their peers and teachers. They also practice Peace Paths, a conflict resolution process that stresses the importance of communication and taking responsibility for your actions. 

For more info on getting your school involved click here

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Search and rescue operations suspended overnight at Lake Pueblo

    Search and rescue operations suspended overnight at Lake Pueblo

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:23:08 GMT

    A search and rescue operation is underway for a man in his 30s at Lake Pueblo Saturday night. Colorado Parks and Wildlife of the southeast region tweeted about the incident just after 9 p.m. 

    A search and rescue operation is underway for a man in his 30s at Lake Pueblo Saturday night. Colorado Parks and Wildlife of the southeast region tweeted about the incident just after 9 p.m. 

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff treating Penny's current condition as serious

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff treating Penny's current condition as serious

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-07-22 01:09:59 GMT
    Penny fast asleep after conditions improved following an injury in early June.Penny fast asleep after conditions improved following an injury in early June.

    Penny's current condition is being treated as serious, according to the most recent update on the newest member of the giraffe herd at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

    Penny's current condition is being treated as serious, according to the most recent update on the newest member of the giraffe herd at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

  • Petition to ban smartphone sales for pre-teens due Aug. 6, parents react

    Petition to ban smartphone sales for pre-teens due Aug. 6, parents react

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-07-22 05:11:05 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    File photoFile photo

    Parents in this fast-paced and high-tech environment are faced with the dilemma of when to get their kids a smartphone.
    Parents Against Underage Smartphones believes the cut-off age should be 13 and they drafted a petition to get a smartphone ban for pre-teens placed on the 2018 statewide November ballot.

    Parents in this fast-paced and high-tech environment are faced with the dilemma of when to get their kids a smartphone.
    Parents Against Underage Smartphones believes the cut-off age should be 13 and they drafted a petition to get a smartphone ban for pre-teens placed on the 2018 statewide November ballot.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?