Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School students swept the state-wide StayALERT School Safety Program Spring Campaign, promoting safety in the school district.
“Our AVID students have mustered a rigorous campaign to educate the students at Silsbee Middle School about the StayALERT program,” Principal Sunee Stephens said.
Silsbee ISD was awarded as the StayALERT Program winner over DeSoto ISD and Lago Vista ISD after Silsbee Middle School AVID students’ promotion of the program that went above and beyond, according to StayALERT officials.
“They brainstormed a plan and chose the activities they thought would make the biggest impact with their peers,” Principal Stephens said.
StayALERT school safety promotes student awareness by providing districts with promotional material, including a StayALERT banner, which was displayed on campus.
“It is so powerful when students become passionate about safety for not only themselves, but their peers,” Silsbee ISD Safety Director Kevin Wharton said.
Each district submitted a photo of faculty and students with the displayed banner for a chance to win a promotional prize.
Principal Stephens said that students strategically posted mini-posters around the campus and presented the program to every student on campus in classroom settings.
Students also spearheaded verbal announcements, video announcements, and submitted information for a newsletter to be sent home to parents.
“The most valuable lesson I think they learned is how they can be individual role models and leaders on our campus,” the principal said.
“We are very proud of them and the excellent job they have done in this campaign for such an important program to support the safety of our District.”