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Anti-bullying project wins kudos from N-W Board

by jmaloni
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 07:00 am

by Susan Mikula Campbell

The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education ended its regular meeting last week on a high note, offering praise to teachers and students involved in an anti-bullying project at Edward Town Middle School.

Teachers John Mikulski, Ashley Wood and Michael Carter showed the board an anti-bullying video produced at the school and the anti-bullying pledge being signed by the students. (See related article above by Edward Town student Stephen Zambotti)

Kids are learning about Edward Town's project on the Web, Twitter and Facebook, signing the pledge and watching the video from Sanborn to Singapore, the teachers said.

Edward Town Vice Principal John Fitzpatrick said the school's Pillars Committee is now in its third year of planning strategy to create a positive atmosphere for everyone in the building. He said the students involved in creating the pledge and the video have a "genuine concern for each other" that has permeated the entire school.

The video can be viewed at www.wearethesolution.net or find a link at the Niagara Frontier Publications website, www.wnypapers.com.

Board members also were told that Mikulski has been nominated for two awards. He has been nominated for an Edublog Award for best podcast for "The Tightwad Teacher," which he hosts online through iTunes, and a Sprigeo website hero award related to the anti-bullying project.

In other matters:

•The N-W Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 21 has been cancelled.

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