Students to protest bullying with T-shirt march
April 23, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated April 22, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.
Students at Victoria West High School will join students nationwide in taking a stand against bullying during the anti-bullying effort, the Million T-Shirt March.
The program, in its third year, is one of the nation's largest and most ambitious rallies to address this issue, according to a news release from SunGard K-12 Education Group.
During the Million T-Shirt March on May 1, students and educators will wear event T-shirts to raise awareness of bullying and to encourage students to join in discussions about bullying and its consequences.
By selling T-shirts, schools can choose to leverage this program as a fundraiser to obtain financial resources to support in-school anti-bullying programs.
On the days preceding the Million T-shirt March at Victoria West High School, a series of anti-bullying events will focus students' attention on this issue, according to the news release.
On April 28 and 29, members of the school's newly formed Anti-Bullying Club will coordinate an anti-bullying pledge drive; those who take the pledge will be entered to win one of the T-shirts.
Plans are in the works to have the pledges in the form of peace symbols that can be used to decorate the commons area of the school.
On April 30, all students will watch an anti-bullying video in the morning and T-shirt winners will be announced that afternoon.
The week of activities will conclude with winners wearing the shirts for the March on May 1.
Victoria school district won the T-shirts during a recent SunGard K-12 Education User Group Conference.
The school district uses SunGard K-12's eSchoolPLUS software to manage student information and support student achievement and eFinancePLUS to manage critical financial, procurement, payroll, and personnel functions.