Talladega City Schools
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Friday, August 29, 2008
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Labels: Technology Videos
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Zora Ellis Junior High to Host Cyber Bullying Expert
On August 26th, Zora Ellis Junior High will host a nationally-recognized speaker from Washington, D.C.-based The Empower Program. The speaker, Shanterra McBride, will be presenting Unicel’s StandUp! program to 7-8 graders, teachers and administrators and parents and the community. StandUp! addresses the origins, implications and prevention of bullying and cyber bullying. For more information about StandUp!, please visit www.unicel.com/standup
What is cyber bullying?
While technology has certainly empowered young people today, it’s also opened the door to new forms of harassment. Cyber bullying is the use of technology such as the Internet – email, blogging, instant messaging, and social network sites like MySpace – and cell phones to degrade or humiliate another person or group. According to a 2005 study, more than 40% of middle school students reported being the victim of a recent cyber bully. Students are twice more likely to be bullied online than they are face to face.
WHAT: The StandUp! program addresses the age-old problem of bullying and a new, particularly brutal form of bullying, cyber bullying, which occurs via cell phones and the Internet.
Throughout the school day on Tuesday, August 26th, Shanterra McBride of The Empower Program will be presenting to seventh-and eighth-graders as well as teachers and administrators.
Parents and community members are encouraged to attend a presentation at 6:00 that evening where they’ll learn what threats exist on the internet and how to prevent their child from being a cyber bullying victim.
WHO: Shanterra McBride, a national speaker on youth issues and deputy executive director of Washington, D.C.-based The Empower Program. Ms.McBride was named one of The Washingtonian’s “One of the 20 Young People to Watch in 2005 and Beyond.”
WHERE: Zora Ellis Junior High Lunchroom
WHEN: Tuesday, August 26th 6:00 PM
We look forward to seeing you at such an important and exciting event.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tailgate Party on September 12
Please join us for a fantastic Tailgate Party on the lawn of Dixon School Friday, September 12th. The event begins at 5:00PM and runs through 7:00. There will be live music and delicious food .
The THS band students will be selling meal tickets for $5.00 each. It is a great way to show support for our Talladega High School football team and raise money for the Talladega High School Band.
Please show your spirit for the Talladega Tigers as they take on the Sylacauga Aggies and support the THS Band by purchasing a great-looking "This is Tiger Territory"t-shirt! To download an order form, click here.
Buy a t-shirt, enjoy a yummy meal, and then stay for the game!
Friday, August 15, 2008
How to Succeed With School Personnel
No child sails through his or her entire school life without at least a few rough waters. No matter what the issue, there are some tried-and-true ways to make dealing with problems at school much smoother. This Report to Parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides suggestions.