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North Union Local School District News Article

NUMS Students Take A Stand Against Bullying

Each year, 2.7 billion students are bullied. Of those students, 280,000 are physically attacked. Each day, nearly 160,000 students stay home and miss school because of bullying. These were some of the statistics shared with us by Cabot Rea, NBC 4 News Anchor, at a recent assembly held at NUMS. Cabot Rea spoke at NUMS on the topic of bullying and encouraged all students to "take a stand." The 8th graders have spent the last 10 weeks focusing on the topic of bullying in their language arts classes. Besides reading books on the topic, the students designed T-shirts, created public service posters, and also created public service announcement videos on bullying. At the conclusion of the assembly, Cabot Rea announced the winners of the video contest and encouraged all students to take the pledge to not bully and tell an adult if bullying is seen at school.

“Potential Mentoring” was also a guest speaker at the assembly. Potential Mentoring was founded in 2007 by Marty Sutton. Terrell AKA “DJ Relly Rell” and “Doe” (Dominator of Expression) are the entertainers for the program, being the rapper and DJ. They travel to schools all over Ohio grades K-12 to motivate students and share life experiences with them. They typically visit 2-3 schools per week. To find out more on Potential Mentoring, you may visit their website at www.PotentialMentoring.org.

North Union takes bullying very seriously. There is now a link (“Report Bullying”) on the front page of the North Union website, www.n-union.k12.oh.us, to report bullying. Please visit the website and review the link to report any bullying you may have knowledge of.

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