Friendly Flyers at Lake Middle School
According to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (adopted by Lake Middle School), a person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.
In an effort to stop bullying, and any other negative act that is unbecoming of people in general, Lake Middle School has established the Friendly Flyer program. All students took part in monthly class meetings, conducted by Mr. Aaron Bailey, Mrs. Stephanie Franke, and Mr. Ken Mysinger who have been trained specifically to address the issues that arise because of bullying. The meetings were to help students understand that random acts of kindness go a long way, and that these positive actions will help to get them farther along in life.
With these monthly meetings, each quarter we rewarded those who went “above and beyond” what is expected of students. Any students “caught” by teachers doing acts of kindness to help their fellow students were given a Friendly Flyer Card to be placed in a drawing to win prizes. The prizes were our way of showing that we appreciate those students for choosing to be focused on positive and helpful actions, rather than being negative and hurtful.
I am pleased to report that we had a successful first quarter with many acts of kindness, but there is always room for improvement. For the rest of this year, we encourage all students to strive to be Friendly Flyers.
The following students were “caught” doing something good for another student or staff member and have received their prizes. These students should be commended for their efforts.
A special thank you goes out to the teachers who conducted a fundraiser to pay for the prizes: Mrs. Stephanie Franke, Ms. Katie Reynolds, and Mrs. Erin Krift.
From the first quarter drawing...
5 Cookie Coupons – Chase Weber (7th Grade)
5 Cookie Coupons – Bryson Basilius (6th Grade)
5 Cookie Coupons – Justin Cole (6th Grade)
5 Cookie Coupons – Carl Fry (7th Grade)
5 Cookie Coupons – Lexi Abdo (8th Grade)
School Supplies – Damien Adler (8th Grade)
School Supplies – Madelyn Lands (6th Grade)
Free Tickets To Sock Hop – Brandon Beaver (8th Grade)
Free Tickets To Sock Hop – Hannah Likes (8th Grade)
Halloween Bucket – Kaitlyn Duncan (6th Grade)
Halloween Bucket – Amaya Herrick (7th Grade)
VIP Lunch (Pizza Party for you & 3 friends) – Angelica Aikman (8th Grade)
$10 McDonald’s Gift Card – Cole Lloyd (7th Grade)
$10 McDonald’s Gift Card – Jerry Smith (8th Grade)
$10 McDonald’s Gift Card – Austin Babcock (6th Grade)
$10 McDonald’s Gift Card – Dillon Ducat-Norwalk (6th Grade)
$15 Subway Gift Card – K.C. Baldwin (7th Grade)
$20 Miejer Gift Card – Saluna Saadeh (8th Grade)
$25 Target Gift Card – Austin Sterling (7th Grade)
$50 Visa Gift Card – Jacob Rettig (8th Grade)