Monday, October 14, 2013

YWCA Drive ends Friday, October 25th.  Donation drop off boxes available at every building at Casady's Upper division.

October 25th IS CASADY YAC MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:  YAC CARES MEETING: YAC sophomore chairs are wrapping up the collection of care packages for the YWCA.  During the meeting, YAC members will make cards, write letters, draw pictures, insert inspirational quotes, Bible verses, etc. on paper/construction paper using markers and colored pencils, etc.  The notes/drawings will go inside of the care packages for the victims of domestic violence.   Casady Service-Learning has supplies, but YAC members could bring their own too.  YAC members will work during B-block and members not in music/art classes could continue working during 7th period.
If YAC members wish to volunteer for the  YWCA, YAC sophomore chairs recommend visiting  Ask for Madeline, volunteer and outreach education coordinator.

October is national bullying prevention month


The End of Bullying
Begins With me

from YSA October report
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied.  Bullying is everyone's issue, and when we're united, the cause is strong. What will you do to help?

To get inspired, read the "
Make a Stand Against Bullying
" blog post about how two of YSA's National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors are working to end bullying in their communities. Then, leave a comment on this post about how you'll make a stand against bullying in your school or community.

Anti-Bullying RESOURCESbullying

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center organizes National Bullying Prevention Month, provides lots of free videos featured on and, excellent educator resources, and The WE WILL Generation, a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! - managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - has information and resources on cyberbullying, and how to prevent and respond to bullying. The site also features an extensive resource directory of tips, facts, toolkits, training materials, and more that have been vetted and approved by staff, as well as ideas for what parents, educators, communities, kids, and teens can do to get involved.  

Teaching Tolerance & Mix It Up At Lunch Day - October 29

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools. They offer free classroom resources and film kits for teachers, and lead the national Mix It Up At Lunch Day campaign.

The BULLY Project

The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. Their goal is to reach 10 million kids or more, causing a tipping point that ends bullying in America. They provide free resources for educators, parents, and students. You can also find resources for how to host a screening of the film in your school or community.   

SADD Bullying Prevention Kit

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)'s Bullying Prevention Resource Kit provides activity ideas for peers, parents, teachers, and younger students, a sample year-long activity calendar, and links to other valuable resources.

Disney Friends for Change

This month, the Disney Friends for Change website offers a Bullying Prevention Action Kit for kids with tips to help prevent bullying, an anti-bullying pledge, and  anti-bullying videos featuring Disney stars.    

Great American NO BULL Challenge

NO BULL's annual campaign, national education conference, video-rich education resources, global video contest, and awards show impacts millions of teens every year by spreading awareness about anti-bullying and digital responsibility through the creation of short film and public service announcements as a platform for change. Watch last year's winning films.

Not In Our Town / School

On, you will find over 100+ short films to view and discuss with your community, more than 50 school films with accompanying lesson plans and activity guides, and sample materials from towns who have stood up-and worked to prevent hate and intolerance. Special collections include what to do when a hate group comes to town, how to address hate on your campus, and how to start an anti-bullying campaign.