Elementary Schools

Clara Byrd Baker

Theme(s):  Baker Bears Care about Bullying and Unity is Sweet

  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
  • October 23 – Video of students doing the Unity dance
  • Unity Pledge – posted outside each classroom
  • Morning Announcements focused on Bullying Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Lessons by counselor with all classes
  • Game Day on BNN

D.J. Montague

  • October 22 – Mix It Up Day
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Lessons
  • School wide pledge

J. Blaine Blayton

Theme:  Bee-ing Kind at JBB

  • October 22 – Mix-It Up Day (3rd – 5th grade)
  • October 23 – Unity Day – storytelling assembly by Barb Lawson
  • Unity Kindness Chain
  • Classroom counseling lessons on bullying prevention
  • Bullying Prevention Newsletter for families

Laurel Lane

  • October 22 – Mix It Up Day during lunch
  • October 23 – Unity Day – faculty and students will wear orange
  • Secret Kindness Challenge/Activity
  • Guided Conversations during Morning Meetings
  • Daily Morning Announcements – anti-bullying and kindness quotes
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Lessons

James River

  • School-wide Classroom Lessons (throughout September and October)
    • Teacher-led: Each grade level planned a language arts lesson using a bullying prevention book and writing prompt, in addition to daily Morning Meeting discussions and activities on empathy, kindness, and inclusion.
    • Counselor-led: Empathy and bullying prevention lessons with all classes K-5 (using Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support Stop-Walk-Talk model)
  • Playground Buddy Benches: JRE now has 3 buddy benches to promote inclusion.
  • October 21-25 – Unity Spirt Week (Oct. 21-25)

Daily DNN announcements on bullying prevention, kindness, acceptance and inclusion

  • Monday – “Put Bullying to Bed” – PJ day
  • Tuesday – “Mix It Up Mismatch” Day
  • Wednesday – “Orange You Glad We Unite” (wear orange for unity pledge day)

All students and staff will “sign” the Unity Pledge by tracing and cutting out their hands using skin colored paper and signing their names on them. All hands will form a large Unity wreath to be displayed in the café.

  • Thursday – “Team Up Against Bullying” – favorite team wear
  • Friday – “Dolphins Stand Together” – JRE spirit wear

Matoaka

Theme:  Team Up! Against Bullying

  • October 22 – Mix It Up Day
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
    • Each classroom will complete a Team Up! Against Bullying statement poster to be displayed in the school gym as a culminating activity for Unity Day.
  • School Wide Pledge –signed by all teachers and students
  • Morning Announcements focused on Bullying Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Lessons
  • Classroom teachers will devote time to discussing the meaning and importance of Matoaka’s Anti-Bullying Rules.
  • Guided Conversations during Morning Meetings

Norge

  • October 21-25 – Spirit Week and morning announcement to go with the theme for that day
    • Monday, October 21st– “Inside Out” – wear your shirt inside out to show that we all have feelings
    • Tuesday, October 22nd– “Silly Sock Day” and Mix-it-up day in cafeteria to show that differences are okay
    • Wednesday, October 23rd– “Unity Day”- wear orange to show kindness, acceptance, and inclusion
    • Thursday, October 24th– “Superhero Day”- power up for kindness (no masks please)
    • Friday, October 25th – “Roadrunner Spirit Day” Wear Norge colors (purple & teal) to show that we are stronger together
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Instruction
  • Hallway Poster Contest
  • Weekly morning announcement

Matthew Whaley

  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
  • Video Daily Announcements
  • School-Wide Pledge
  • Unity Day Dance
  • Mix It Up Day
  • Bullying Prevention Classroom Lessons
  • School wide pledge

Stonehouse

  • October 22 – Mix It Up Day
  • October 23 – Unity Day
  • October 25 – Door Decorating Contest
  • Morning Announcements focused on Bullying Prevention
  • Quiz Show about Peace Strategies
  • Peace Strategies Classroom Lessons by counselors

Middle Schools

Berkeley

Theme:  Caught Being Kind

  • October 21 – DC Marvel Day – dress like your favorite superhero
  • October 22 – Team Up Tuesday – wear your favorite team jersey or shirt
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
  • October 24 – Be Kind Thursday – wear kind message shirts
  • October 25 – Bulldog Pride – create a school-wide kindness chain
  • October 1-31 – Caught Being Kind Activity

Hornsby

  • October 21 – Who’s your Hero? Dress like a Hero!
  • October 23 – MIX IT UP AT LUNCH DAY
  • October 24 – UNITY DAY! Wear orange
    • Banner signing during lunch
    • Selfie Station
  • October 25 – Team Player – wear your favorite team shirt or team colors
  • October 26 – Soaring Hawk PEP Rally – wear purple and gold!
    • Door Decorating Contest

James Blair

  • October 21-25 – Unity Week to promote kindness, tolerance, and inclusion
  • October 22 – Mix It Up Day
  • Themed Days
  • School-wide celebration

Toano

  • October 1 – Kick Off Morning Announcement: Bullying Prevention Month
  • October 4 – Create a “Linked Together to Stop Bullying” chain
  • October 16 – Create Anti-Bullying Pledge Posters
  • October 21 – Be A Good Character Day – dress as your favorite movie character
  • October 22 – Team Up Against Bullying – wear your favorite sports team’s gear
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
  • October 24 – Be Someone’s hero – dress as a superhero
  • October 25 – Tigers Together Against Bullying – wear TMS spirit gear or blue and orange
  • Monday Morning Announcements – “Make Friends with Someone New”

“Stand Up for Others”

“Theme Week”

“Conversations Amongst Your Peers”

High Schools

Jamestown

  • October 1-23 – Student Anti-Bullying Poster Contest
  • October 22 – Home Volleyball Game dedicated to bullying prevention
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Orange Day
    • Student Poster Contest Judging during lunch
    • Social media communication
    • Anti-Bullying wristbands given to every student and staff
    • Green screen selfie station with orange props

Lafayette

  • October 1 – Bullying Prevention Pledge Signing Day
  • October 7 – Blue Shirt Day
  • October 9 – Door Decorating Contest
  • October 11 – Anti-Bullying Posters Contest
  • October 14-18 – Make a New Friend Week
  • October 21 – No One Eats Alone # Family
  • October 22 – Mix it Up Day
  • October 24 – Unity Day/Orange Day

Warhill

  • October 7 – Blue Shirt Day (World Day of Bullying Prevention™)
  • October 10 – Thankful Thursday (Diversity Club)
  • October 17 – Thankful Thursday
  • October 22 – Anti-Bullying Pledge Signing (Class Level Banners posted in Student Center)
  • October 22 – Mix-It-Up at Lunch (Posters posted around the school); Pictures posted on social media
  • October 23 – Unity Day/Wear Orange for Bullying Prevention (Posters)
  • October 24 – Thankful Thursday
  • Weekly Announcements throughout the month of October (Daily during the week of October 21-25, 2019)