OLWEUS Anti-bullying Program

OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program begins at
Windsor Knolls Middle School
 
All schools deal with the issue of bullying. WKMS is taking proactive steps to stop and prevent bullying by adopting the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  This research-based schoolwide “systems-change” program has been used successfully in schools with positive results.
 
This program is not a curriculum that students participate in for only a few weeks. Rather, it is a coordinated effort by all the adults in the school to supervise and intervene when any bullying happens. As part of the program, students participate in class meetings to learn about the effects of bullying, what they can do about it and how they can work with adults at school to put a stop to it even as bystanders. This program is about prevention and responsiveness.  
 
Implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term commitment in which our school and FCPS has invested. Parents and community can support the messages students are getting in school. Parents can talk to their children about bullying, access the resources on our website and reinforce the lessons the students are learning in class meetings. The community can help reinforce anti-bullying messages and social rules about caring for others as we continue to educate future patrons of the community.
 
How can you help? You can help through financial support for student incentives and rewards, in-kind services (i.e. reproducing materials, banners), store discounts/coupons/gift cards. Businesses can post visible anti-bullying messages and help enforce the same rules students follow at WKMS. Access our website for anti-bullying information, sign up for Find Out First and participate in our school’s events to stay connected with us !
 
WKMS is a safe school with a positive learning environment. The OLWEUS program will further promote our school’s vision and rules.
 
We hope we can count on you to make this a true community effort.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Nancy Doll, Principal
Windsor Knolls Middle School