Purnell-Swett High School – 2014-2105

20150402_150550Teen safe driving and school safety activities being planned at Purnell-Swett High School for the 2014-15 school year include:

Back to School Activities

  • Anti-Bullying Pledge and Membership Drive-Students created an anti-bullying poster and discussed anti-bulling during all lunch periods encouraging students to pledge not to bully or not to be a bystander.
  • “Staying Alive on 95” countywide poster contest.
  • Dinner presentation by SAVE officers to discuss countywide partnering activities for Teen Safe Driving Plan of Action for 20145-2015.
  • Disseminate Teen Safe Driving brochures with statistics, a “Did you know..” panel and contact information for third party drivers for teens drinking and driving.
  • Pledge All to Stay Safe campaign promotion where students sign a safe driving pledge using a thumbprint signature.

America’s Safe School Week (October 20-24, 2014)PHS-Anti-Bully-Pledge-Club-members-advisor

  • School Announcements were made during the week regarding anti-bullying, teen safe driving and SAVE. Students held a membership drive during this week.
  • Month long membership drive and daily activities including guest speakers from local law enforcement, DMV and local Allstate reps.
  • Chapter essay contest on impact of unsafe driving.
  • Drinking and driving simulation including the use of impairment goggles so students can experience the effects of driving intoxicated.
  • Red Ribbon Week-Students participated all week in various activities sponsored by the SAVE club.  These activities included the following: October 27th-“Pink, Pink, Drugs Stink”-Wear pink (Combining the drug message with support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) October 28th, “Put A Tie-Down on Drugs”-wear your favorite tie or bow tie. October 30th, “Take A Stand To Be Drug Free”-Wear Red.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27, 2015)

  • Conduct a screening of documentary film “Bully.” Presentation by UNC researchers on bullying in Robeson County and qualitative interviews with students who have been a victim of bullying.
  • X the TXT pledge campaign.
  • Host a Stay Safe with Seatbelts campaign..PHS-Anti-Bully-Pledge-Table

National Youth Traffic Safety Month (May)

  • Host “how fast is too fast?” activity in partnership with NC state Highway Patrol and Robeson County Sheriff’s office which will include a presentation on the impact of vehicle crashes at various speeds. Students will experience the crash simulator.
  • Sponsor a poster and essay contest. Winners will have their entries published in The Robesonian local newspaper.

Activities during other times of the school year:

  • Red Ribbon Week-Students participated all week in various activities sponsored by the SAVE club.  These activities includephotod the following: October 27th-“Pink, Pink, Drugs Stink”-Wear pink (Combining the drug message with support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) October 28th, “Put A Tie-Down on Drugs”-wear your favorite tie or bow tie. October 30th, “Take A Stand To Be Drug Free”-Wear Red.
  • World Kindness Day-Students made flyers to promote positive actions and kind thoughts. Students then posted these flyers containing positive messages and quotes throughout the school in noticeable locations.
  • Host a community food drive for Thanksgiving.
  • Sponsor a toy drive.
  • Host a weapon “turn in” event with local law enforcement.
  • Host an Anger Management workshop.
  • Presentation on teen date rape and violence from Rape Crisis Center staff.

The SAVE Advisor at Purnell-Swett High School is Ashley Spence.