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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.

Junior High students attend Mathcounts competition

By KATHERINE SPRAGGINS LJHS math teacher - March 9, 2019

2019 Math Counts Team

Ten students from LJHS competed at the MATHCOUNTS competition, as either part of a team or individually for their chance to compete at the state level.

There are four team members whose scores contributed toward the team score. Team members from the eighth-grade class were Megan Rindal, James Martel, Matthew Golik and Elizabeth Fulbright.

We also had six competitors who competed as individuals. Those students who represented Lewistown were eighth-graders Remington
Cattaneo, Hailey Jackson, and Emma Myers, and seventh-graders Josie Dubbs, Aiden Ehlert and Christian Wolfe.
Our team was excited this year as we were headed to the state competition in Butte on March 15.  Our team place was third overall, out of 14 teams, and over several AA schools from Billings.

LPS Actvities

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Junior High Activities are an important part of any adolescent experience – from learning new physical skills and sportsmanship to simply enjoying the thrill of activity and competition.  The goal of our programs is to support the thrill of competing and having fun with friends, as well as experiences to support their academic, social and emotional growth. 

Our coaches, teachers and club leaders work together to ensure our students are performing in their academics and extracurricular activities. We schedule practices after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leaving Wednesday for families and church related activities.

To help parents support their student in actvities....

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