October 3, 2013
Jan Davis, ASD, (907) 742-4442
Anne Marie Moylan, Identity, (907) 230-0807
Felix Rivera, Identity, (907) 782-6434
Students and staff encouraged to display support against bullying
ASD schools participating in Blue Shirt Day campaign
On Monday, Oct. 7, ASD schools will create a "sea of blue" as part of a nationwide campaign to stop bullying and cyber-bullying. Participating students and staff will wear blue shirts for Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention.
The Blue Shirt Day campaign raises awareness of anti-bullying programs and conveys the message, "We are all different, but if we stand up as one, then no one stands alone. One by one we can change the world. It's up to you and me."
As part of the campaign, Identity, Congregation Beth Sholom, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Joy Lutheran Church, St. John United Methodist Church, YWCA Alaska and individual community members are joining ASD's bully prevention efforts by participating in the Blue Shirt Day event.
On Monday morning, these community members will be handing out 300 Blue Shirt Day t-shirts to middle school students featuring the words "It's up to you and me. "Media are invited to Begich Middle School from 7:45-8:15 a.m. for this activity.
To learn more about anti-bullying in ASD middle schools, visit www.asdk12.org/MiddleLink/AVB/index.asp.
To learn more about Blue Shirt Day, visit www.stompoutbullying.org.