DDESS Schools in the News
Fort Campbell -- Mahaffey Stands Against Bullies
by Sgt. William Battle, Special to the Courier
Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | August 22, 2013
Mahaffey Middle School was host to the anti-bullying program "Stronger than a Bully," Friday. Organized by the school's Parent Teacher Organization and presented by Mobile Ed Productions, the program aims to empower children when they encounter bullying. In order to concentrate the message, 500 Mahaffey students were given the presentation according to their grade level.
Childhood is challenging enough, and learning how to get along with your peers is essential, was the message presented throughout the program.
Presenter David Mitchell uses audience participation, ventriloquism, magic and role playing to actively engage students, educate them on the different types of bullying and teach them important steps to avoid becoming the victim of a bully.
"We can't talk to kids enough about this," said Gary Gerstner, assistant superintendent for Department of Defense Education Activities' Kentucky district. "No child deserves to be a victim."