Friday, December 21, 2012
The dreadful shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, happened a week ago.
A National Moment of Silence was observed across the country Friday morning to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. As you spent that five minutes in silence, what did you think about? Did you pray? Did you cry? Was your mind on guns laws? Mental illness? During that moment of silence, could you fully take in the horror of what happened to the innocents that day? Or did you concentrate on the healing that needs to follow? This national tragedy has brought out heart-wrenching emotions. What are you thinking about and feeling today? Please share your thoughts in our comments section. Your thoughts might reach someone who feels the same and needs to see those feelings put into words.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Administrators and staff reviewed safety procedures.
The Peters Township School District spoke to a number of parents Monday following the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Parents wanted to make sure security measures were in place, according to district spokesperson Shelly Belcher. Schools are locked during school and visitors must go through a procedure to enter to the school. Visitors must show their photo IDs and staff members wear ID badges. "We take it very seriously," Belcher said. A full-time police officer works at the high school and is available for other district schools when needed. "We also have a strong relationship with Peters police," Belcher said. Belcher reminds parents to use the proper visitor procedure as many will be visiting the schools this week for …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Also, school officials provide recommendations on how you can explain the situation to children.
The Peters Township School District posted the following message on their website: The tragic news of the event in Newtown, Connecticut has shocked and saddened Peters Township and the nation. As adults we struggle to make sense of today’s news, we know that explaining these events to our children can be a challenge. As a resource for parents who are addressing these events with their children, we have provided a link to the National Association of School Psychologists with guidelines for talking to children about violence. The link includes details on providing information that is developmentally appropriate for your family. Counselors in all of our district buildings will be available next week to assist in any way if you or your child …