Projects and activities supported by School Climate Grants include the following:
- Bring Bisenius Back will provide all elementary students across the district with practical, concrete and research-based techniques for disrupting harassment and building self-efficacy in the face of verbal, physical, social, and/or cyber-harassment. Specific strategies and plans of action for student bystanders, those targeted and those excluded will be candidly revealed, discussed and modeled with student, parent and faculty audiences across this year-long project.
- The professionals of Love Without Hurt will supply programming that responds effectively to House Bill 19 – Tina’s Law which requires teen dating violence education for all Ohio students in grades 7 - 12. Based on national best practices, including research-based Safe Dates curriculum, Love Without Hurt will teach participants to recognize communication that promotes leadership, advocacy and peer support.
- Sixth graders will join Bexley Middle School starting in fall 2017, an event that will introduce considerable change for the school community. The social and emotional needs of the incoming sixth graders will be unique and require a new approach. The Boomerang Project provides a transition structure that links eighth grade to the incoming sixth grade and establishes meaningful relationships. Staff will be formally trained in the “Where Everybody Belongs” (WEB) program offered by the Boomerang Project, and many of the eighth grade students will serve as mentor leaders to the new sixth grade students.