week of February 23-27 was Anti-bullying Rally Week at Horace Mann
Middle School. Students took a stand against bullying by participating
in different activities throughout the week. The theme of the week was
to "Stand up for yourself and others when bullying happens and remember
to be cool, not cruel."
Spirit dress-up days were
held to remind students to be "Cool, not Cruel." Monday was Horace Mann
Spirit Day. Students dressed in blue and white which are the school
colors. Tuesday was "Twin Day" to fight against bullying together.
was "Celebrity Day" and students dressed as their favorite celebrity to
celebrate that Horace Mann could be bully free. Also on Wednesday
students participated in "Mix It Up at Lunch Day." Students sat at
different lunch tables than they normally sat at and found out a fun
fact from someone they don't usually talk to. "Be Cool, Not Cruel"
bracelets were also sold during lunch periods to students.
was "Dress as Your Favorite Character Day" to show that Horace Mann has
character. Friday was "Sock Day and Pink Day" where students "Socked it
To Bullying" by wearing crazy socks and pink clothing along with their
pink "anti-bullying shirts."
Random Acts of
Kindness cards were distributed to those students who went out of their
way to do something kind for someone else. Student names were entered
into a drawing which took place at the Spirit Rally on Friday, February
Lastly, students participated in the "Words
That Hurt" poster contest. The posters were hung up around the school
building community spirit and good will towards others.