A compliment is defined as a polite expression of praise or admiration. National Compliment Day is celebrated this year on January 24th. Teachers in Geary County Schools strive to congratulate and motivate with positivity whenever possible and we hope that students will take this with them beyond the classroom. However, bullying remains a concern in elementary as well as secondary grade levels and staff in USD 475 are working toward stamping it out. Geary County Schools employs the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. Goals of the program include:
reducing existing bullying problems among students
preventing the development of new bullying problems
achieving better peer relations at school
Geary County Schools cannot prevent bullying alone. Much of the work must begin at home. On Compliment Day, teach your student the importance of building other students confidence, of giving a polite expression of praise or admiration.
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain.
The power of a compliment could change a student’s whole day!