Anti-Bullying Skits Performed
Pictured: Creekside students Lauren Converse, Aubrey Wilson and Makayla Kujawa perform a skit on cyberbullying.
Students from both Cityside and Creekside Middle Schools presented a compilation of bullying response and prevention skits to all 6th grade students in the district on Friday at Lokers Auditorium. The thirty-one students wrote, created and produced skits for two back-to-back performances.
Jill Landes, Dance & Drama Teacher for both Creekside and Cityside MS, has been leading the student based project for six years. With assistance from the Middle School Social Workers and Counselors, she has helped students create meaningful skits teaching their peers how to combat and respond appropriately to bullying.
Anti-bullying campaigns have expanded across America, with forty nine states now with anti-bullying laws in place, including Michigan.
“We try to keep the skits current and relevant to the types of bullying students in class witness on a regular basis,” commented Landis. “Cyberbullying and rumors seem to be the worst.”
ZPS adopted an anti-bullying policy in 2005 and recently updated the policy in April of 2012. To read the policy in full, click here and search for policy #5517.01.