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Thousand Islands Boat Museum
Best Buy Canada School Tech Grant
Welcome to the 2015/16 School Year !!
Gananoque Named "Youth Friendly Community"
Buick Drive For Our Students Fundraiser
Bring Your Parent To School Night
Cheer Competition
Travelling Trojans: NYC!
Piles Of Smiles
Welcome to 2014/15
Transitions Night for Grade 6 & 8 Parents
GSS Students Go International!
The Power Of One
Rotary Youth Exchange 2014/15
Director's Extra Mile Award recognizes GIS Teaching Team
Follow Us On Facebook and Twitter
Letters Home To Parents
SHSM Students Meet Chef Michael Smith
Bullying Prevention
Anti-Bullying Message From Jim Jordan
Bullying Stops Here: Pink Day at GISS!
Kenya Help organizer Nancy Stevens at GIS
Nancy Stevens (Kenya Help Organizer) Returns
The Invisible Children at GISS
GIS Staff "Move On D.C."
Pies For Kenya
Fly On The Wall
Orientation Days for Grade 7s and 9s 2013/14
Grade 8 Graduation 2013
Trojan Team Building
Nature & Your Health Forum
Theatre: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The Inside Ride
Stewards of Our Trail System: Lowe's Grant for GISS!
Skills Canada: Competitions
Future Trojans visit the Grade 11 Parenting Class (HPW3C)
Students Going Off to El Salvador
Mock trial of William Lyon Mackenzie
Network of Complementary Schools
Bus Driver Recognition Program
McKenna's Dream Valentines Fundraiser
Student Rep on Economic Development Committee
Clara's Big Ride Comes To GISS
Teacher Pages: Now Available
For The Love of Reading
SHSM Sports Students Go To Ottawa
Genius Factory at GISS
Homecoming 2015
Director Patterson visits GSS



Jim Jordan Gives GISS a Powerful Anti-Bullying Address

Jim Jordan's Anti-Bullying Message 

The United Way has sponsored a series of fantastic speakers over the past few years that have brought engaging and meaningful messages to our students about bullying and what each of them can do to stand up and make GISS a 'bully-free zone.'

This year Jim Jordan joined us. He brought an engaging message about the different elements of bullying; what it is and what it isn't. He repeated the core elements to what constitutes bullying: there is an intent to harm, there is an imbalance of power and there is a threat of further aggression. He discussed where the misunderstanding of words and messages can lead to problems and he disguished between the healthy behaviour of 'teasing' and where it then becomes the unhealthy behaviour of 'taunting.' In regards to use of the internet and social media, he cautioned students to "not be gullible." Use good judgement - Don't Give Out Your Password!

To learn more about Jim Jordan, check out his website at http://www.jimjordan.ca/.

Along the way, Mr. Jordan entertained us with magic tricks that emphasized his anti-bullying messages. Overall, it was a fantastic presentation that our students and staff fullying appreciated.

The United Way continues to provide great support through these presenters. Two years ago the United Way brought us James Thomas who shared the story of his sister and her tragic suicide after suffering from bullying. He encouraged students to connect with one-another in support to deal with the stressors of teen life. As a result, a group of Trojans began meeting regularly to discuss issues that they were each struggling with.

Last year the United Way brought us Jessie Miller from Vancouver. He is an expert in social media and cyber-bullying. He shared very practical suggestions on how students can protect themselves.

To learn more about the United Way of Leeds and Grenville, check out their website at http://www.uwleedsgrenville.org/.

United Way Leeds & Grenville

 
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