At Gunpowder Elementary, students started the week with an uplifting message during morning announcements: Kindness matters.
The rectangular, red photo frame promoting #BCPSBeKind was one of the many ways #TeamBCPS promoted Bullying Awareness Week. Each day, students and staff wore a specific color representing a positive virtue:
- Blue for civility on Monday
- Green for equity on Tuesday
- Yellow for empathy on Wednesday
- Red for respect on Thursday
- Purple for positivity on Friday
Participation was widespread.
But the kindness and anti-bullying efforts did not stop there.
Students across the county signed anti-bullying pledges, a promise to treat all their classmates with kindness and respect. Here was the scene at Pikesville Middle:
In Lauren Goldberg’s classroom at Chesapeake Terrace Elementary, students sat in a circle and shared compliments.
Kenwood High student leaders discussed bullying and then encouraged their classmates to sign a pledge.
Nine #TeamBCPS schools and programs were recognized as being 2016-2017 Schools of Character by the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Warren Elementary was one of seven schools in the state to be named a Maryland School of Character for exhibiting excellence in character education.
The full list of schools recognized:
- Chesapeake Terrace Elementary
- Glyndon Elementary
- Meadowood Education Center
- Middle River Middle
- Norwood STEM
- Owings Mill Elementary
- Pine Grove Middle
- Warren Elementary
- Wellwood International
Thanks to all the #TeamBCPS students and staff who helped promote Bullying Awareness Week and helped spread #BCPSBeKind.