Character Education & Bullying Prevention
Welcome to the Ken-Ton School District's Character Education & Bullying Prevention Page. Here, you will find information on programs and activities taking place in all nine Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD schools that promote positive behaviors and a safe and supportive school environment, as well as initiatives to support social-emotional wellness. You will also find information on what you can do to respond to and report bullying.
The Bullying Incident Reporting Form provides a way for anyone to report instances of harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination against students either in school or out of school, and to do so anonymously if they choose. This form may be used by:
This information is confidential and will be shared with the school principal, Dignity Act Coordinator, and (for incidents involving a student or students at the high school level) the School Resource Officer for immediate investigation and follow-up. Please provide as much information as you can so that the problem can be addressed directly.
- Students who have been subjected to harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination
- Parents/guardians whose children have been subjected to harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination
- Anyone who has observed or has been told of harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination against a student or students
Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators
In accordance with the district's Dignity for All Students Policy, each school has a Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC) who holds the licenses and/or certifications required by the NYS Commissioner of Education and who is thoroughly trained in responding to and investigating instances of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.School Dignity Act Coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year are:
The district's Dignity for All Students Policy addresses expectations, the role of the Dignity Act Coordinator, training/awareness, the reporting/investigation process, and more.More information on the NYS Dignity for All Students Act can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact.
- Patricia Busch, Kenmore East (email@example.com)
- Nadine Brown, Kenmore West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Cindy Backlund, Franklin Middle School (email@example.com)
- Kathy Vittum, Hoover Middle School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Cecelia Bauer, Edison Elementary (email@example.com)
- Michelle Melligan, Franklin Elementary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kristina Pieczonka, Holmes Elementary (email@example.com)
- Alana DePoint, Hoover Elementary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Cathy Miller, Lindbergh Elementary (email@example.com)
- Ann Blenk & Kevin Kruger, Big Picture Program (firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com)
News & Headlines
Students at Kenmore West High School won second place at this year’s BAND Against Bullying competition at UB’s Center for the Arts.
Each month, Lindbergh Elementary features a different character trait with activities incorporated to promote it. December’s theme is "Friendship."
Hoover Elementary School has taken part in the Sandy Hook Promise by promoting a compliment challenge throughout the school.
Brooks Gibbs, a nationally known author, speaker, and educator whose anti-bullying videos have been viewed by millions of people, spoke to middle and high school students on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The theme of Tiffany Simpson's essay was fostering peace by treating each other fairly, not judging people, not bullying others, and appreciating the differences in people.
While the Winter Olympics were taking place, Franklin Middle School students participated in a PBIS reward assembly with a 'Kindness Around the World' theme.
One class won a special fine dining luncheon for demonstrating the most respect, manners, and positive behaviors in the cafeteria over a two-week period.
The Kenmore East Bulldog Harmony Dancers had Hoover Elementary School students dancing in their seats with a message of kindness, unity and friendship!