NATIONAL YOUTH AT RISK CONFERENCE - Atlanta, GA
Mr. Kem Cazier, principal at SVMS, served as part of an anti-bullying panel during the National Youth At Risk Conference. The conference was under the direction of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. "Bullying prevention is one of the most pressing topics in education today. With many instances of school violence linked to bullying schools are seeking practical solutions that can curtail this epidemic," Mr. Cazier states. Other panel members included a professor from North Carolina; an academic advisor from Arizona; and president of Awareity from Nebraska. During the conference, Mr. Cazier also gave a presentation on the Star Valley Middle School Be CLASSY program.
SVMS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
SVMS, was recently awarded the 2012 Promising Practices Award by the Character Education Partnership. The CEP represents schools and districts in the United States as well as Canada, China, India, Mexico, and New Zealand. Be CLASSY! is an anti-bullying program created by Mr. Kem Cazier which exemplifies one or more of the CEP's eleven principles. Only 262 awards were given in six countries. SVMS is one of seven schools west of the Mississippi River to receive this honor! This is the second Promising Practices Award SVMS has received.