Monday, February 25, 2013
The dancing attracted a large crowd.
A large crowd gathered at the Target/Dick's end of South Hills Village Sunday afternoon as a flash mob broke out. A few girls in pink T-shirts began to beautifully dance as music started blasting from nearby speakers. Then, all of the sudden, dozens of kids ripped off their jackets to display their matching pink T-shirts and joined in on the dance. The participants were South Park Middle School students. Their flash mob was part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need. Did you take photos or video of the flash mob? Upload them above!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Stop by to see a possible 'impromptu performance.'
South Hills Village shoppers might get to see a fun surprise Sunday. South Park Middle School students are scheduled to break out in a dance routine between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on the lower level near the entrance of the soon-to-be-opening Target. The impromptu dance is part of the students' Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The performance is for students to pledge to stand up to bullying. The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need. The Upper St. Clair School District uses the anti-bullying program.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The event will be held at Bethel Park Library and being promoted in conjunction with Upper St. Clair Library.
Book lovers, Walter G. Meyer will be speaking at the Bethel Park Library on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Although his novel, Rounding Third, was published three years ago, it is still selling well and garnering him invitations to speak and write about the bullying crisis. Although the book is fiction, it deals with the topics of bullying and suicide and happened to be published just when those stories started making the news. While in the region, Meyer will be speaking at venues where he has appeared before: Penn State and SUNY Jamestown and the LGBT Center of Cleveland. He will start off October by speaking at an anti-bullying event in San Diego, where he now lives. The event is being promoted in conjunction with the Upper St. Clair …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Dormont Council Votes Against Pitcher Park Melani's Preliminary Hearing Postponed WATCH: Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Harrison Eighth-Graders Students Prevent Bullying, Lend a Helping Hand Brand New Church to Offer Easter Eve Service, Egg Hunt Upload a Photo of Your Child With His or Her Favorite Toy and You Could Win Free Tickets!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Streams Elementary fourth graders participated in a special assembly Friday.
The fourth grade Olweus bullying program culminated Friday at Streams Elementary with a special assembly. The Upper St. Clair School District applied for and received the Olweus bullying grant last year and launched the program for the 2011-12 school year. The program teaches students the language behind bullying, how to recognize bullying and—most importantly—how to feel empowered to step in and report the incidents to teachers and parents. "I think it's going wonderfully," said Dr. Claire Miller, principal of Streams. Each "special" teacher at Streams, including the librarians, Spanish, art, music and gym teachers, organized the assembly activities with a helping hand theme. The hand represented how students should reach out with a …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Boyce Middle School fifth graders joined a live video conference led by Charlie Batch to promote treating everyone with respect.
Some fifth graders at Boyce Middle School joined a live video conference with Charlie Batch and Ryan Mundy of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Batch and Mundy teamed up with the UPMC Center for Inclusion for the Dignity and Respect Campaign, which provides a positive way to counter the negativity of bullying. During the event Tuesday, students interacted with about 2,000 students across Allegheny and Beaver counties, including the Upper St. Clair, Steel Valley, Woodland Hills, West Allegheny and Gateway school districts. The video conference began with a kids rap about treating others how you want to be treated. After a brief presentation, Batch was introduced and sat amongst a sea of children in the Barrett Elementary gym, where he once attended…