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Building trust: schools respond to bullying

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By CHARLIE DENISON | Reporter - March 27, 2019 

Bullying has made its way into the headlines recently, both locally and nationally. It’s a problem that persists generation to generation, and it’s not going away.

Aware of this issue, Lewistown school counselors and administrators are doing what they can in hopes to prevent repeated incidents.

Teresa Majerus, a counselor at the Lewistown Junior High School and Fergus High School, said the schools have many programs focused on bullying prevention, such as Power Up and Speak Out, a Montana-made anti-bullying toolkit.

“Power Up and Speak Out emphasizes healthy peer and dating relationships,” Teresa said. “We talk about one-sided power and two-sided power. A teacher has one-sided power, an authority figure has one-sided power, but your peers do not.

If you are in a relationship with one-sided power, you should evaluate whether that’s a healthy relationship or not.”

Power Up and Speak Out helps to better define what bullying is and attempts to discover the underlying issues creating the behavior in the first place.

Teresa said teachers and administrators regularly talk with students about the different roles of bullying: victim, bully, bystander and upstander. 
“A bystander just stands there and watches, while an upstander interferes,  saying something like, ‘you need to leave that person alone,’” said Teresa.

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Welcome to Garfield Elementary

Welcome to Garfield Elementary School, located in the heart of Central Montana. We are home to the Lewistown Public Schools' Kindergarten and 1st grade students.  We have 220 students enrolled with an average class size of 18 students per class.  As students enter our school we strive to create a nuturing and safe environment for learning.  The staff at Garfield Elementary is committed to educate every child and help them reach their full potential as a life long learner and responsible citizen.  

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