PCMS students learn to Be Brave during Anti-Bullying Month

Eighth grade peer helpers Delaney Suddreth and Erin Heston give schoolwide announcements recently during Red Ribbon week. Their announcement reminded students to not only Be Brave against bullying but to Be Brave against peer pressure and drugs.

Polk County Middle School designated October as Anti-Bullying Month. This year’s theme is Be BRAVE which reminds students to be bold, be respectful, be awesome, be valuable and be educated. The school counselors kicked off the month with special announcements and mini posters in all classrooms.

PCMS was given a grant by the Polk Substance Abuse Coalition. School counselors worked with Jesse Smith, the School Resource Officer, to coordinate Anti-Bullying Month and Red Ribbon week at PCMS.  On Wednesday, Oct. 7, peer helpers gave schoolwide announcements about being brave against drugs and to stand against bullying and peer pressure.  The grant gave students pencils, bracelets and cups to remind them to be drug free every day.

If you would more information on the community initiatives by the Polk Substance Abuse Coalition (PSAC) you can contact Basil Savitsky at 828-318-5151 or Linda Greensfelder at lgreensfelder@easiconsult.com.