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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2017
Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
Sternberger Elementary PTA Recognized for Excellence
The school was recognized for its Bullying Awareness campaign
Greensboro, N.C. – Sternberger Elementary has been awarded the title of 2017-2019 National PTA School of Excellence.
Selected for its collaboration with parents and community, Sternberger is one of just three schools in the state to receive the award.
Last year, the school distributed parent/teacher surveys to identify areas of development. Based on those surveys, Sternberger selected bullying awareness as its focus. Last March, the staff and parents organized a week of anti-bullying activities for Sternberger students. Activities included daily mini lessons and resources for students, school assemblies, a parent engagement meeting with UNCG’s Counseling Department and a four-week lunch and learn series for fourth- and fifth-graders.
Sternberger principal Lisa Williams said that as the program progressed, students became more aware of the early signs of bullying.
“Overall, they became more kind and sympathetic to the feelings of their peers. This collaboration with our PTA also provided tools to help our students understand what cyber bullying looks like, and how it feels,” Williams said. “It was a win-win, not only for our students, but also for our staff and parents.”
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