Say Something

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18
Jul

Te recognized by BCISD trustees for leadership

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
BMS English teacher and Interact Sponsor Sara Te is recognized for being nominated to the TASB Media Honor Roll at the July 11 BCISD Board meeting. Te is pictured with BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett, left, and her husband, Peter, right.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet CISD Board of Trustees recently nominated Burnet Middle School English teacher and Interact sponsor Sara Te to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll for the part she has played in providing news about public schools in a fair and accurate manner.

Tea has made an impact on students across the district as well as the nation with her participation in the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and introducing BCISD to the “Start With Hello” program and “Say Something Week,” programs dedicated to including students of all walks of life and helping them feel welcome and safe in what can be an overwhelming environment for many.

In June 2017, Te and a few of her BMS Interact students were honored at the Sandy Hook Promise Gala in Washington, D.C., for introducing their school to the “Start With Hello” program.

Thu
26
Oct

'Say Something' at Burnet Middle School

Dear Editor,

Last week at Burnet Middle School, we trained our student body to “Say Something” if they suspect that a classmate is going to harm themselves or others. We wanted to share this training because we wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves if something happened to a classmate and we could have prevented it.

Part of our training is to teach our fellow students how to be “upstanders.” An upstander is someone who stands up, not stands by. They speak up for what’s right and are the kind of people who will “Say Something.”

No school is immune to violence and suicides. Everyone thinks “it won’t happen to here,” “it won’t happen to me.” But, anyone can be going through something that might make them consider violence. Anyone.

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