LCPS Hosts Historic Anti-Bullying Pep Rally

LCPS Hosts Historic Anti-Bullying Pep Rally
Posted on 10/26/2017
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In a major move to combat bullying, Louisa County Public Schools hosted it’s first ever district-wide pep rally Thursday, October 26th inside The Jungle at Louisa County High School.


Almost all of the district’s 4,900 students, as well as more than 800 staff members, attended the historic even. It marked the first time ever the school district hosted more than 5,000 people for a pep rally.


Throughout the two-hour event, the focus was clear; bullying will not be tolerated at any school throughout LCPS.


“Every student deserves the opportunity to come to school in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and free of bullying,” LCPS superintendent Doug Straley said.


To bring home the message, the rally featured team-oriented activities, as well as custom-made, anti-bullying T-shirts for students at each school. Each shirt featured an anti-bullying logo designed by an LCPS student. The shirts also included the pep rally’s motto, “TeamLCPS Stands Against Bullying.”


Thursday’s rally also featured skydivers, fireworks and music. But, unlike most events, they weren’t the biggest draw.


That honor went to LCHS graduate and current New York Giants defensive lineman Kerry Wynn, who made a surprise appearance, emerging from a smoke-filled tunnel early on in the pep rally.


School officials said the positive influence Wynn has on the student body played a crucial role in getting the rally’s anti-bullying message across.


“We want every student in this stadium to know we’re on their side,” Straley said.


LCPS has a zero tolerance bullying policy both on school grounds and on social media.

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