Scotchtown students are reminded to be a “Kid Against Bullying”

Kerry Eschbacher and Mary Kay Jankowski with their arms around each other smiling.
SAS school psychologist Kerry Eschbacher and social worker Mary Kay Jankowski shared the “No Bullying” message during a recent assembly.

On September 8, Scotchtown Avenue School students participated in a Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) assembly. Social worker Mary Kay Jankowski and school psychologist Kerry Eschbacher shared videos and pictures from Pacer Center’s Kids Against Bullying to relay the “No Bullying” message. Students learned about different kinds of bullying, age appropriate ways to stop bullying, why they should be kind to one another and the importance of following school rules.

The students took a pledge at the end of the presentation to be a “kid against bullying.” They promised to Speak Up when they see bullying, Reach Out to others who are bullied and Be A Friend whenever they see bullying.

SAS students sit on the floor watching the stage.
SAS students participate in the DASA assembly.

On October 19, Unity Day, SAS will be passing out No Bullying stickers and will ask students to wear school colors to continue to show Scottie Pride! Scotchtown is proud to start off the year with such an important, positive message to all students.

Conversations about how students treat others as well as how they should expect to be treated are ongoing throughout the year at Scotchtown Avenue School.