This year Kelly A. Burlison Middle School staff and students are proud to present our new Stand Up Program.
Stand Up is an educational anti-bullying program developed specifically for KABMS students. Stand Up is a student-driven program, thus all events and activities will require student volunteers and leaders. Stand Up was designed for students to take the initiative against bullying, through the use of preventative research-based strategies. This is a proactive and positive program that will bring added fun and excitement to the school year as Stand Up activities and events transpire. It is the goal of Kelly A. Burlison Middle School to bring staff, students, parents, and community members together in order to provide a safe, positive, and respectful learning environment.
One portion of the program involves student recognition. Therefore, at the end of every month, each grade level will vote for a peer who has exhibited “Stand Up” behavior based on their use of the program’s four Stand Up Strategies in any setting, including online. The Stand Up Award winners will receive a certificate and reward. At the end of the year, a Stand Up Awards Assembly will be held for annual winners. During which, staff and students will participate by honoring all of our annual Stand Up Award winners.
Stand Up Award winners for October, voted on by their grade level peers were 6th grader Erika Jordan, 7th grader Sydney Brunk, and 8th grader Mattie Pickert. The certificate was presented to them in front of the entire student body in recognition of their model character and anti-bullying leadership. Students will be voting again on Nov. 16 during National Bullying Prevention Week. Students can look forward to activities and events during this week, which will be directly related to Stand Up initiatives.