In grades K-8, teachers, administrators, and school counselors utilize the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or OBPP for short. Olweus is designed to improve peer relations and make school a safer, more positive place for students to learn and develop. OBPP includes school-wide, classroom, individual and community strategies that create a safe and positive school climate, improve peer relations, increase awareness of bullying behavior, and reduce the opportunities and rewards for bullying behavior. Throughout the year, teachers, counselors, and administrators collaborate to deliver connected lessons on bullying and appropriate social interaction.
Students in grade K-8 participate in age-appropriate lessons designed to help students prevent and address bullying. In grades 9-12, health education teachers continue to build on what students have learned earlier grade levels. During the year, students and schools at all grade levels may participate in special events such as kick-off events, lectures with guest speakers/presenters, and assemblies that link to our overall anti-bullying goals.