Lincoln High School Hosts “Black Out Bullying” Awareness Week

***UPDATE*** Due to the weather, the Parent Night has been rescheduled for 7:00PM, Thursday, January 31 in the Commons. The RAILS Assembly will be held at 10:05AM.***

Lincoln High School students and staff will spend the week of January 28 raising awareness about bullying. Several events are planned for students and families during “Black Out Bullying” Awareness Week.

“The goal of the Bullying Awareness week is to engage students in a reflective process designed to educate and change their perspectives about bullying,” said Amber Boyd, School Improvement Leader at Lincoln High School. “Students will be confronted with personal experiences, statistics, and an opportunity to actively pledge to take a stand against all forms of bullying.”

Parents and students are invited to participate in Parent Night on Wednesday, January 30 beginning at 6:00 PM. National speaker Jim Jelinske will present information on understanding bullying behaviors, empowering bystanders, and developing a consistent definition and response.

Additional “Black Out Bullying” Awareness Week events throughout the week include:

  • Monday, January 28 – During Block One, all students will participate in a writing video and writing activity to create two impactful sharing walls.
  • Tuesday, January 29 – “Black out Bullying” wrist bands will be distributed for free during all lunches; 10th grade assembly at 8:15 AM; 12th grade assembly at 9:40 AM; 11th grade assembly at 1:35 PM.
  • Wednesday, January 30 – 9th grade assembly held at RAILS Academy at 9:56 AM; teacher professional development session at 1:30 PM; Parent Night at 6:00 PM.
  • Thursday, January 31 – Mix it Up Day. Students will pledge to sit by someone that they never have during their lunch period between 11:30 to 1:00 PM.
  • Friday, February 1 – Black Out Bullying Day: all students are encouraged to wear black t-shirts supporting bullying awareness.

Skits and poetry readings also will take place every day during lunch in the Lincoln commons area.

Lincoln High School’s Black Out Bullying Awareness Week is sponsored by the Lincoln Leadership class and Lincoln teacher Cynthia Sayles.

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