Pulaski Heights M.S. EAST: “BOB” Being Our Best Goes to the Capitol

   

Pulaski Heights M.S. EAST:  “BOB” Being Our Best Goes to the Capitol
8/14/2013 4:20:05 PM

Student program to promote positive social interaction and eliminate bullying behaviors results in invitation to bill signing.

“BOB” Being Our Best is a campaign designed to promote positive social interaction and eliminate bullying behaviors. The program provides support for students at school, along with resources such as a Facebook community page and a wiki website. These resources also serve as an avenue for students to network in a positive social environment and share with one another.

At the 2011 EAST Conference in March, we had the opportunity to share our “BOB” Being Our Best Program with Arkansas’ Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr and Senator Missy Irvin. Both Lieutenant Governor Darr and Senator Irvin were impressed with our project and invited us to come to the Legislature. We looked forward to maybe being able to take them up on their invitation.

At the 2011 Legislative Session a bill was passed dealing with bullying issues. Through collaboration with the bill’s sponsor, Senator Chesterfield, and the Governor’s Office arrangements were made for us to attend the signing of this very important bill into law.

Senator Chesterfield, the supporter of bill SB 214, now Act 905 “To Establish the Crime of Cyber-bullying”, invited us to the Senate Chamber to see the Senators in action. We were able to observe them from the “Senators’ Only” VIP room. Senator Chesterfield formally introduced “BOB” Being Our Best and Pulaski Heights Middle School EAST students on the Senate Floor. She read the “BOB” Pledge and the Laws of “BOB”, then, encouraged the other Senators to become supporters of “BOB”.

Our “BOB” Being Our Best Program has a tremendous affect on our school community and has the potential to become an affective resource for other schools.

The “BOB” Being Our Best Program gives the students of our EAST program a voice to actively contribute to our community and eliminate bullying. 

Addison Stone

Sarah Nicholson

 

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