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.
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 …