Bully Prevention Month

The month of October is Bully Prevention Month, and we are raising our awareness with new books! The middle school library purchased 10 books this month all dealing with the topic of bullying. These titles share real and fictional stories of kids who were bullied and how they overcame it. These empowering, informative stories will equip our readers with compassion and resilience. Check out this video of Shave Koyczan’s poem, “To This Day.”

Marshmallows, Campfires and Ghost Stories

White Oak Middle Schoolers kicked off the month of October with a campfire, marshmallow roast, and Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book.” So maybe the fire was digital, but we used our imaginations and had a great time. While enjoying our tasty treat, we listened to the first chapter on audiobook and compared and contrasted it with the graphic novel version. Both versions are must-reads!