Posted: May 1, 2012 6:43 PM by Robin O'Day (KPAX News)
Updated: May 1, 2012 6:47 PM
CORVALLIS- This weeks' One Class At A Time grant isn't going towards purchasing new P.E. equipment or a white board, it's going towards taking a stance against bullying at Corvallis Middle School.
7th grade Language Arts Teacher, Christy Duchien said young adult literature is a great way to teach kids life lessons because students can often relate to the characters.
The grant money from Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station will go towards purchasing a set of the book "The Revealers," which focuses on 7th graders who band together to fight bullying.
Duchien said the book's themes will be discussed in the school newspaper and with the school's Harassment Prevention Committee. She said it's important to get the conversation started.
"You know that this is happening and to find a way to have students feel that they can be connected, even when they feel so alone sometimes. I think it's a genuine way to feel part of a school," she said.