Monday, February 25, 2013
The dancing attracted a large crowd.
A large crowd gathered at the Target/Dick's end of South Hills Village Sunday afternoon as a flash mob broke out. A few girls in pink T-shirts began to beautifully dance as music started blasting from nearby speakers. Then, all of the sudden, dozens of kids ripped off their jackets to display their matching pink T-shirts and joined in on the dance. The participants were South Park Middle School students. Their flash mob was part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Stop by to see a possible impromptu performance.
South Hills Village shoppers might get to see a fun surprise Sunday. South Park Middle School students are scheduled to break out in a dance routine between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on the lower level near the entrance of the soon-to-be-opening Target. The impromptu dance is part of the students' Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The performance is for students to pledge to stand up to bullying. The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, December 7, 2012
Four teachers performed a rock concert to promote an anti-bullying message.
A place residents normally go to read and study turned into a rock 'n roll venue Wednesday night—all for a good cause. Librarians, police officers, teachers and local families united at the Peters Township Public Library to combat bullying. About 50 students gathered in the lobby to learn what bullying is and how they could stop it. Students took a pledge to stop bullying—promising to speak up, reach out and be a friend. Linda Esposito, the children's librarian, organized the event. "Bullying is worse than it's ever been, particularly cyber bullying," Esposito said. When she took the idea to the school district and police department, everyone was thrilled with the idea. "The participation of our community is amazing," Esposito said. Ellen …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Bethel Park Library.
Book lovers, Walter G. Meyer will be speaking at the Bethel Park Library on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Although his novel, "Rounding Third," was published three years ago, it is still selling well and garnering him invitations to speak and write about the bullying crisis. Although the book is fiction, it deals with the topics of bullying and suicide and happened to be published just when those stories started making the news. While in the region, Meyer will be speaking at venues where he has appeared before: Penn State and SUNY Jamestown and the LGBT Center of Cleveland. He will start off October by speaking at an anti-bullying event in San Diego, where he now lives. The event is being promoted in conjunction with the Upper St. Clair …