Drug and Bullying Awareness Month at Wallace Middle School

Several students and a teacher are wearing tie-dye clothing.“Our School Believes, Achieves, Succeeds - Drug and Bully-Free” was this year’s theme at WMS. Students promoted Red Ribbon Week and National Bullying Prevention Month by participating in various activities, including a door decorating contest and bullying awareness informational sessions presented in each homeroom.  Students also viewed the movie, “Faces of Addiction” produced by the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition and participated in themes during Red Ribbon week.

The themes were Peace out to Drugs and Bullying, Red, White, and Blue Day - Stand United Against Drugs and Bullying, Be a Smartie Day - Dress like a Nerd, Superhero Day, and Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying. Students signed pledge cards stating their commitment to be drug and bully-free and at the end of the week a drawing was held for a prize. Totals for student participation were tallied throughout the week to see which grade level would win the WMS Spirit Stick. Congratulations to the sixth grade for winning the Spirit Stick this year! To finish off the month, students participated in Mix it Up at Lunch Day to promote empathy and tolerance. Students and teachers enjoyed the week of activities while promoting awareness of such an important cause. Special thanks to the PTA for helping to provide supplies for the week.

Contact Person: 
Shannon Mutter