(OCTOBER 2022)—Wheeler Avenue Elementary School’s Unity Day was a huge success. This day is organized nationwide by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and is celebrated as a signature event for bullying prevention month. On this day, Wheeler Avenue Elementary School students, faculty, and staff wore orange to create a visual unity statement against bullying.
Students made compliment circles for their peers where they wrote down kind words about one another. Afterward, the students sat in a circle and read to each other. The walls of Wheeler Avenue Elementary School were adorned with orange posters made by the students. The posters were created with a collage of hand cutouts that included positive words of affirmation to celebrate the day.