Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy”

Bullying Prevention Month at Peebles Elementary

October was Bully Prevention Month at Peebles Elementary School. Throughout the month, the students at Peebles Elementary engaged in several activities to promote Bullying Awareness. Throughout these activities, students were given information about bullying, what it looks/sounds like, how to handle it, and how to promote a bully-free school. The theme for Bully Prevention Month was “PES Rocks: Bully and Drug Free.” The activities throughout the month included the following:

Lessons on Bullying: Students were presented with information to help them recognize what bullying is, the types of bullying: verbal, emotional, physical, and cyber, and ways to handle a bully. Students were also made aware of the consequences of bullying. Students were asked to “buddy up” when they see bullying happen. Students were encouraged to not join in and stand up for others. Activities during this time enabled students to understand how rumors start, how it feels to be excluded and that we are all the same. The lessons’ number one goal was for students to learn to tell someone.

Anti-Bullying Contracts: Students and their parents were encouraged to sign this agreement, vowing to not participate in bullying, to make good choices, and promote an anti-bullying environment at home and school.

Signatures on the Bully Free banners: All students who returned their Anti-Bullying Contracts were permitted to sign and handprint the “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” poster for their grade level.

Poster Contests (Grades 1-6): Students created posters to promote bullying awareness and the theme. All posters were displayed in the main hall and winners (First-Third Place) were selected by a panel of staff judges. The winners all received a pizza party for their hard work. Winners were: First-Carly Vaughn, Second-Shaelin Trantow, Third (tied)-Rylee Barr and Kasidee Washburn.

Music: The students in grade levels K-6 learned songs that related to speaking out against bullies and standing up for what is right. They learned the songs entitled “Say Something” and “I Just Want You to be Brave.”

Friend of the Week Campaign: During the week of Oct. 12, students were encouraged to make friends with someone they didn’t know at school. Students exhibited kindness toward students they weren’t normally friends with or didn’t know much about. At the end of the week, every homeroom teacher nominated a “Friend of the Week” and those students were allowed to attend a pizza party for making good choices and being overly kind to others. The students selected and pictured are: Preschool-Aubree Hoop, Gabrielle Howard; Kindergarten-Marisa Estle, Amryn Carroll, Kole Henderson, McKenna Bennington; First Grade-Chase Hamblin, Kaden Proctor, Levi Burke, Andy McFarland; Second Grade-Nash Grooms, Lydia Klump, Steven Bryant, Ryne Warren; Third Grade-Hayden Browning, Madison Ross, Haylee Hedrick, Matthew Richendollar; Fourth Grade-Season Schultz, Skylar Sturgill, Liberty Martz, Christopher Oldfield; Fifth Grade-Lydia Phipps, Mason Sims, Madisyn Long, Jaida Rollins; and Sixth Grade-Olivia Lamb, Chance Hall, Hailey Cole

STAND UP for Others Week: During the week of Oct. 19, students were encouraged to take extra steps when seeing someone being bullied, to be brave and stand up for them. In addition, students were instructed to get the help of an adult immediately if at any time they did not feel safe. The goal for this week’s promotion was to be part of the solution—not the problem.

The goal throughout the month was not only to make the message clear that we have zero tolerance for bullying at PES but to get students involved. The hope was that allowing students to get involved in relaying the message, the lesson would be better received, and some students would become leaders in promoting a positive, bully-free environment. The month’s activities proved to be very successful, and the impact will hopefully be long-standing as Peebles Elementary continues to promote the Bully and Drug-Free campaign throughout the school year.

For more information on any of these activities, contact Peebles Elementary at (937) 587-2611.

Winners in the Peebles Elementary Bullying Awareness poster contest were, Carly Vaughn, Shaelin Trantow, Rylee Barr, and Kasidee Washburn.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PES1.jpgWinners in the Peebles Elementary Bullying Awareness poster contest were, Carly Vaughn, Shaelin Trantow, Rylee Barr, and Kasidee Washburn. Submitted photos

Pictured here are the Peebles Elementary winners of the “Friend of the Week”, nominated by the school’s homeroom teachers.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PES2.jpgPictured here are the Peebles Elementary winners of the “Friend of the Week”, nominated by the school’s homeroom teachers. Submitted photos

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