JES "Orange Out" Against Bullying

JES has “Orange Out” to Bring Awareness to Bullying
Posted on 09/21/2019
JES "Orange Out Against BullyingJES has “Orange Out” to Bring Awareness to Bullying

September is Bullying Awareness month and students at Johnston Elementary are joining with others to bring attention to this growing issue. Each Thursday during the month, students will participate in an activity that focuses on ending bullying. Thursday, September 6, the entire school wore orange as a sign of “unity”.
The students were also treated to Michael Zed Johnston, author, former bully, and high school dropout. Mr. Johnston told a powerful story of how he once bullied students much younger and weaker than himself. He eventually turned his life around and became a successful business owner and later authored a book, Bully on the Bus, which told about his own experiences as a bully.
Future Thursday activities for Bullying Awareness month include: “Bullying Makes Me Feel Blue”, wear blue, “”Pair Up Against Bullying”, twin day, and “Think Win-Win not Bullying”, wear you favorite team shirt. Tiffany Freeman, guidance counselor and coordinator for the events, stated, “It is our job to recognize those who are being bullied and find a solution to end it. We have to prepare our students to be future leaders.”

Michael Led Johnston talks to students

Michael Zed Johnson reads from his book as students listen attentively.
Top: Connelus Marshall, Annalyn Ripley
Middle: Gracie Aultman, Gregory Davis, Opollo Key, Brantley Rushton
Bottom: Miss Fletcher’s 1st grade class
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