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County wide bullying grant


Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Family Resources was awarded a county wide violence prevention grant in 2008. The grant is a Problem Solving Partnership Grant from Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. The primary goal of the grant is to increase safety, resources and social skills for students and teachers in Fillmore County around the topic of bullying prevention. There is also a community component, and a goal to increase knowledge of bullying and build skills in handling bullying.

This first year was spent gathering information from schools about their bullying policies, and creating action plans based on what was needed to address bullying in individual schools. A survey was also completed by each county school's teachers and K-12 students. The survey asked questions regarding teachers' and students' perception of bullying in their school and how it was dealt with by administration. The results were used to develop and refine each school's action plan.

The final survey will target adults, and their perception of bullying in their respective school districts. A link to the survey can be found on each of the county school's website. An adult with or without children in school is welcome to take the survey. The survey wants to know what adults in our school districts see happening around the topic of bullying. The results of the surveys will be presented to school boards during Fall 2010 by Fillmore Family Resource Staff.

A poster contest was also sponsored this spring for all county children ages 4-12. Each of the school districts' students participated in the violence prevention poster contest. Winners were selected from each school district in 3 age categories. Prizes were also awarded: $50 - 1st place; $25 - 2nd place and $10 - 3rd place. Below are the poster contest winners:

Chatfield Schools

•Ages 4-6: 1st- Joanna Salerno; 2nd- Benjamin Fretland; 3rd- Evelyn Goldsmith.

•Ages 7-9: 1st- Annaliesa Kollar; 2nd- Kate Juus; 3rd- Darian Webster.

•Ages 10-12: 1st- Alli Hanson; 2nd- Kadin Hill.

Fillmore Central Schools

•Ages 4-6: 1st- Kjerstiana Corson: 2nd- Olyvia Willford.

•Ages 7-9: 1st- Taylor Willford; 2nd- Sadie Benson; 3rd- Rianna Ryan (tie); 3rd- Isabella Berg (tie).

•Ages 10-12: 1st- Brady Dutton; 2nd- Maggie McKernan & Kenzie Broadwater; 3rd- Abby Lange & Dorothy Jorgenson.

Kingsland Schools

•Ages 10-12: 1st- .....
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Teen summer reading at the Chatfield Public Library

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Summer is here! Come on down to the library and participate in the summer programs, or just check out a good book! All teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Chatfield Public Library. The Teen Summer Re ..... 
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Fire at Fillmore Central High School handled well by all involved

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 25, high school Principal Heath Olstad gave the board an update about the recent fire at the high school building. The fire occurred on Wednesday, May 19, during the lunch hour, and it started ..... 
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Living with D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Living with D.A.R.E. does not only mean drugs, it means making right choices. You shouldn't let a friend make your choices for you, even if they are your best friends, because the choices may not always be something good, like having you do drugs. Y ..... 
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D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

I have learned how to make healthy choices for myself since being in the D.A.R.E. program. I also have learned many ways to say "NO" to bad peer pressure which will enable me to make good choices in my future. D.A.R.E. has alerted me about many harm ..... 
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D.A.R.E. report

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

I have learned what the definition of D.A.R.E. is and that is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The decision-making model is Define Assess Respond Evaluate. I have learned to make good decisions and how to say no to smoking, tobacco and drugs. I have ..... 
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D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the past nine weeks Deputy Boyum has come in and talked about the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which teaches kids and teens not to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. It also teaches them about inhalan ..... 
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D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Before Officer Beck came and talked to us, I thought "dare" was just a way of challenging others. I used to dare my brother to go as fast as he could go down the driveway on his rollerblades. Now I know D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistan ..... 
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Drug free is home free!

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Drugs..drugs are dangerous. Staying drug free is a commitment all kids should make. It would even be a good idea for adults to become drug free. But, like all things, it's a choice. And, you and only you, can make that choice. D.A.R.E. has helped me ..... 
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