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Anti-bullying effort to continue and grow

Leaders plan to expand I Am Somebody program next school year

4:58 PM, May 26, 2013
Students involved with the anti-bullying group Stand for the Silent pledge to treat everyone with respect.
Students involved with the anti-bullying group Stand for the Silent pledge to treat everyone with respect.
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A yearlong anti-bullying program at John Muir Middle School is reaching its end; it's also just beginning.

Sarah Murphy, a sixth-grade literacy teacher received a grant a year ago for a program she called I Am Somebody. She designed I Am Somebody around the presentations of two anti-bullying advocates, John Halligan, who spoke in the fall, and Kirk Smalley, who came to Wausau in early April. Both men spoke powerfully about how bullying helped push their sons to suicide, and how all students can help prevent bullying in their schools.

Murphy also saturated the school year with anti-bullying ...

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