Updated: June 27, 2013 11:01AM
Lincoln-Way West High School introduced an anti-bullying campaign called “Warrior Way’ in an ongoing effort to encourage positive, inclusive student behavior.
Twenty-five members of the Senior Principal’s Cabinet visited freshmen and sophomore advisory periods to discuss a variety of issues related to positive behavior and anti-bullying, such as speaking respectfully to others, reaching out to others and not being a bystander.
To illustrate their points, a short video was created to complement each topic. Each video depicted a bullying scenario related to high school life and then showed interviews with West students expressing their opinions about each one.
The presentations helped the freshmen and sophomores realize the positive or negative impact their actions can have on others, Christine Ziegenfuss, a social worker at West, said, adding that underclassmen were given opportunities to reflect on their personal experiences and decide on ways that they can add to the positive culture of West student life.
“It was great to help other students at West recognize the dangers of bullying,” said Kara Winans who was among those who presented the information to students.
“West is a special place and we want to keep it a positive environment for everyone to learn.”