RMS stands against bullying

November 9, 2012 chris
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By Donna Thornton/News Editor

The Rainbow Middle School Student Government Association, Builders Club and student ambassadors chose a 1980s theme and a popular ‘80s tune to launch an effort to foster more kindness and caring on campus.

The students arranged a “flash mob” in the middle school gym Nov. 1, as a fun way to introduce “Don’t Stop Believing – A Journey to Stop Bullying,” to their fellow middle-schoolers.

SGA Sponsor Sherry Johnson said the program and the future activities are designed to teach children to be caring and more inclusive.

“These kids have such a heart for one another.” Johnson said the faculty wants to encourage their students to stand up for each other and put a stop to bullying.

SGA Vice-President Kate Falcon spoke at the assembly about a program developed by the school’s SGA that takes some of the schools older students into the 6th grade classrooms to teach the students games and do character building exercises with them.

Falon challenged students to think about what they do when they see someone being treated badly by another student.

“Don’t be the person who stands there while someone gets beat up,” Falcon said.

The student leaders and faculty members involved in the program encouraged students to remember what RMS stands for: R-Respect everyone; M-Make a point to include everyone; and S- Stand up for one another.