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Madison High, Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary and other area schools join hands to stop bullying

Students make signs.
Madison wecomes Lindbergh Schweitzer

Last year they were the only elementary school students in their cluster to walk to Madison High to support the "I Pledge" event against name calling and hurtful language. This year the students from Lindbergh Schweitzer were more than happy to join all the schools in the Madison cluster in coming together for a day of commitment to prevent harassment, bullying and other forms of offensive behavior.

Organized by Madison High, this event is part of Madison's ongoing commitment to safe schools. Schools in the Madison cluster are: Field, Hawthorne, Holmes, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary; CPMA and Innovation middle; Mt. Everest Academy, Muir K-12 and Madison High schools. 

Each school decorated a wooden hand with a pledge against name calling and hurtful language. Each hand was presented to Principal Richard Nash and displayed by Area 4 Superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps on a board to be viewed in the Performing Arts Center.

Led by their sponsor club guides -- the Madison High Devil Ducks Robotics Team -- Lindbergh Schweitzer students, staff and parents were treated to friendly competition games of tug-of-war, basketball, and volleyball. Together with the Madison students in the new broadcast studio, they then pledged their voices to end bullying at their school sites with a DVD to play for their fellow classmates. The day concluded with students adding important words to remember to a student-created banner and then colored it with a rainbow of colors to beautify their campus walls.

For additional information contact Julie Harris, Lindbergh Schweitzer Media Production Assistant, at jharris2@sandi.net or 858-496-8400.