Spell it Out!
Our Spread the Word to End the Word Club, made up of 7th and 8th graders, creates and shares messages throughout the school year to promote respect and bring awareness to the harm the use of the r-word causes.View Story ▼Our Spread the Word to End the Word Club, made up of 7th and 8th graders, creates and shares messages throughout the school year to promote respect and bring awareness to the harm the use of the r-word causes. We had a pledge-signing drive, sent out "Spread the Word to Spread the Love" Valentine's Day messages, created pledge videos, held a bake sale, hosted a wheelchair basketball games, and, as seen in the photo, spelled out our message for our community and school to see with our word art project. The project was posted on our school and district website and Twitter feed. The logo shown was designed by one of our club members. we used the logo on t-shorts, bulletin boards, and hallway signs and it soon became a common logo in our building. We work hard throughout the year to spread the message that eliminating the use of the r-word is the right and respectful thing to do. We are looking forward to continuing our club and work next year.
About Kim Trendel:I am an 8th grade teacher and co-chair of our school's Spread the Word Club. We began the club two years ago after starting a Buddies program in our middle school.View less ▲