Patti Watts teaches her advisory class about self esteem at The lessons that teacher Patti Watts teaches in her advisory class this month are a part of National Bully Prevention Month. Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.
Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.
A Missouri House Representative is pushing for new school bullying policies. Representative Sue Allen’s House Bill 134 was heard at a public hearing this morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education.
A war over words is part of a bigger struggle between agriculture interests and their critics. Plus, a national report looks at agriculture research grants from private corporations to land grant Universities, including MU.