The Leon County School District has partnered with Neighborhood Medical Center and the Foundation for Leon County Schools to produce two public service announcements with the hope of starting conversations between you and your children about their emotional wellbeing. Protecting our students from harm will always be our school district’s top priority, but we cannot do this alone. Please visit www.KnowingSignals.org to find resources and information about the signals our students send us every day.
We recently spoke to LCS students about bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide. The video is unscripted and offers an authentic dialog about the harm bullying can cause in our schools. Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death for middle/high school students. Please take a moment to watch, and help us share the message during National Suicide Prevention Week.
18 years ago, Alejandro Zapata was a 7th grade student living in Queens, New York. He described what he and his classmates witnessed from the 4th floor window of their school during the September 11th attacks in New York City. Mr. Zapata is currently a teacher at James S. Rickards High School.