TREVORTON — Just three months into the 2018-19 school year, Line Mountain Elementary School students already have been given many strategies for bullying prevention.
Within the past month alone, students have been treated to two assemblies:
• The school’s Project TEAM presented a program Oct. 24.
Amelia, one of the project’s ‘‘super-heroes’’ was on hand to exercise her superpower (anti-bullying).
The Project TEAM Dancers ended the assembly by performing to the school song, ‘‘My House.’’
Project TEAM was started at the school two years ago, with assistance from staff at Pennsylvania State University.
It is intended to encourage students to make positive choices and avoid negative decisions, including bullying.
Also Oct. 24, students viewed videos from Pacer.org or watched “Spookly, the square pumpkin,” and discussed feelings associated with bullying and strategies to stop bullying.
All students completed a foot pattern that had a personal plan to end bullying and incorporate a sense of belonging at their school.
Finally, students wore orange, which is the official anti-bullying color.
• The latest program was held Nov. 6 and featured a program from Lancaster-based Box Out Productions.
Titled ‘‘Box Out Bullying,’’ the program used interactive live theater, audience participation and real-life practices.
Techniques taught by Box Out Bullying are ‘‘proven effective,’’ a spokesman said.
‘‘The students are learning by seeing, listening and doing, which produces better results in message retention than using a video, a book or lecturer.
‘‘Students will walk away with important tools and insight to be stand-up citizens and key players in ending bullying,’’ the spokesman added.
Pictured above: Students Kendall Heim and Ian Wynn were chosen to participate in a game show, with the winner receiving a prize. Kendall was first to answer the questions and won the prize – an all-expenses paid trip to the principal’s office (all in fun). (Sentinel photos by Ron Schmick)