Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Team works together to reduce incidents of school violence and enhance overall school safety.
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Wednesday, April 17
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.) On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Tewksbury School Department Business Manager Jeff Sands and School Resource Officer Kathy McLeod were unanimously selected for membership on the prestigious N.E.M.L.E.C. (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) S.T.A.R.S. (School Threat Assessment and Response System) Team... Established in 1999, N.E.M.L.E.C. S.T.A.R.S. works with 51 member jurisdictions in enhancing school safety by: •identifying threats and/or causes of violence in over 500 N.E.M.L.E.C. community schools, •developing solutions and strategies to address causes of violence, •developing, implementing, practicing and evaluating safe …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Next week, summer will be over and your children will be going back to school. Here are some safety tips from school administrators and police safety officers.
(Editor's note: This article was originally published on Aug. 18, 2011.) Summer is almost over, and in less than two weeks, we will see familiar buses picking up and dropping kids off at school. Jan Fuller, assistant principal of the Loella F. Dewing Elementary School wants to remind children and their parents to be safe when going to school. She outlined three areas of safety; bus stop safety, bullying and appropriate dress. BUS SAFETY Fuller said that parents should talk to their children about safe behavior at bus stops and when walking to and home from them. "Children need to be aware of traffic, and drivers will need to remember that kids will be at bus stops through the town," she explained. Officer Jennie Welch of the Police …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Seventh graders at the Wynn Middle School presented anti-bullying strategies to the Assistant Principal and members of the Friends of Rachel Club.
Wynn Middle School students who attended "Stand Up 2011," an anti-bullying conference in December at Northeastern University presented projects and strategies to students and Assistant Principal Geraldine Cummings at the “Friends of Rachel” meeting on Thursday afternoon. For the last five years, the PAC at the Wynn has sponsored a beginning-of-the-year assembly during which 7th-graders are introduced to Rachel's Challenge, and 8th-graders are reminded to keep Rachel's legacy alive, according to 7th Grade Guidance Counselor Kennan Daniel. “The club begins meeting shortly thereafter and continues to meet every other week after school to help promote positive social change in school,” she said. The club is one of the most popular in the …