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Our Values

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Letters, Undelivered

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When You’re Frustrated

I am proud learning a new thing. Work hard. Be confident. I am good at soccer. I’m a paper folder person. I would say it’s okay, I’ll just work harder next time. I’ll study, ask questions. Just breathe, relax, and stay calm and focus.

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10 Tips on How to Defend Someone Who is Being Bullied

1. Tell the Teacher 2. Defend the person who is being bullied 3. Stop the Bully 4. Say, “You better stop!” or “I will tell the teacher!” 5. Pretend to be mean, but you’re not really mean to them 6. Teach the bully a lesson that doesn’t involve violence or put downs 7. Ask yourself,…

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Why?

It was a cold winter day. I was walking down the stairs into the auditorium. I almost tripped, but I was focusing on my homework. In my head I was saying, “Ten times two is 20 so 20 plus 39 equals 59.” “All the buses are here!” yelled Ms. Stacy. Lane, Andrea, Donna, and I…

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Bad Boy

The reason you should accept people the way they are is because everybody is different and people have feelings as soft as feathers and they can be hurt very easily and then they are going to feel bad about themselves. And if you are bullying, you have to put your feet in other people’s shoes…

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The Story of Betty

Once upon a time, there was a girl. This girl’s name was Betty. Betty was pretty stubborn. Betty would say: “I, myself, only believe in facts.” She said she did not have this so-called “imagination.” When Betty was younger, her grandfather told her the story of the floating town. Betty did not believe this story.…

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How Bullying Makes You Feel

When I was bullied I didn’t do anything and the bully kept doing it. I wish that I had said something and told my teacher or parents. If it ever happens again, I will stand up for myself and, if they don’t stop, I will tell someone. Being bullied makes you feel sad and makes…

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Me, Myself, and I

Dear me, myself, and I, I like that I am not intelligent in traditional ways. I like that I’m attractive in untraditional ways. I like that I’m sporty and swim and play football, soccer, and baseball. I like that I have near perfect vision. I like that I have respectful manners. I like that I’m…

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The Day I Cheered My Friend Up

Once, I saw my friend getting bullied by a boy. She became sad as a rainy day. He kept making mean comments and he pushed her roughly. She got hurt and started crying. I was watching on top of the small rock wall. Then I went and said, “Are you okay?” and she said, “No.”…

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Magical Jealousy

One day in a high school chemistry class, the students were doing an experiment. They were making a frog come to life by electric currents. Carla the Witch asked the teacher, Angus the Puppy, if she could use her magic and he said, “Yes.” When the teacher stepped out to the restroom, Victoria the Manticore—a…

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The Lonely Homeless Child

One day, my grandparents and my brother went to a restaurant to eat dinner in Mexico. Right when we finished ordering our food, my grandma spotted a homeless boy selling some rubberband bracelets. A couple minutes later, the boy asked me and everyone else at my table if we wanted to buy the bracelets that…

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