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Celebrating safety

TEACHING SAFETY - Carr Elementary School has joined forces with the Kentucky Center for School Safety to help celebrate October 18-24 as Kentucky Safe Schools Week.

According to a press release, this year’s theme – “I Want to Be a School Safety Superhero …” – focuses on building up the self-esteem of the students in schools across Kentucky, while working toward an environment free of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and conflict.

From Superman to Captain America most Superheroes started with problems or issues and turned their uniqueness into a power or force. They used their power for the betterment of society.

The Kentucky campaign highlights the word SUPER and qualities necessary to be a Superhero at school: S – Strong; U – Understanding; P – Powerful; E – Encouraging; and R – Respectful. By using these character words to teach and describe Kentucky students, they can become School Safety Superheroes.

At Carr, the Specials teachers have helped promote Kentucky Safe Schools Week. Dr. Sheril King gave out School Safety Superheroes bookmarks during library while Tammy Crumble helped students take the online safety pledge to receive a sticker and certificate. In Lynnita Pierce’s art specials, students have designed posters for the week and created either paper superhero wrist bands of Safe Schools Superheroes shields to remind them to safe at school. Eric Lipford incorporated the theme in his music classes at Carr. Captain Batman (aka Coach Brad Rozzell) appeared during the physical education specials and talked to students about ways to handle bullies and encouraged them not to become a bully themselves. On Monday, Mr. Incredible (aka Dave Puckett) attended Carr’s Morning Meeting to kickoff and introduce the weeklong celebration.

“I appreciate the Specials teachers so much for agreeing to head up this project and the administration for allowing us to participate in this statewide project,” said Deanna Miller, Supervisor of Instruction, DAC, DPP for Fulton Independent Schools.

For more information about Kentucky Safe Schools Week, please go to http://www.kycss.org/ssw.php

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