Bullying Awareness Day

Event Date

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Event Description

Established as one of 21 Wisconsin Public School Observance Days to bring attention to the harmful affects of bullying in the school setting. Bullying may negatively impact a student’s connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum, and their overall ability to learn. Bullying prevention is critical to building a school environment conducive to learning and where students feel safe at all times. Observed annually on Wednesday of the fourth week in September.

Enacted May 12, 2010, from the 2009 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 309.

More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website or on the  Safe Schools Bullying Prevention website.

*info from https://dpi.wi.gov/education-events/events/bullying-awareness-day-2017

School electronics recycling through E-cycle Wisconsin

Check out the E-Cycle Wisconsin program. It’s designed to help publicly funded schools recycle electronics.

The recent ban of electronics, like computers and printers, from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators has made it challenging for schools to safely discard their outdated products. The E-Cycle Wisconsin website provides helpful information such as links to publications on how to choose a responsible recycler and a list of registered recyclers and collectors. The website also provides class activities to educate kids about recycling electronics.

For more information on how you can take advantage of the services provided by the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ecycle/schools.html

If you have any specific questions, contact the E-Cycle Wisconsin program at (608) 266-2111 or DNRWAe-cycling@wisconsin.gov.

*Info from https://dpi.wi.gov/news/dpi-connected/school-electronics-recycling-through-e-cycle-wisconsin?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=e-cycle

News Release: Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 178 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2016-17 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families.

Additional information is available on the Department of Public Instruction News Room website http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/news-release/dpinr2017_39.pdf. (Text at https://dpi.wi.gov/news/releases/2017/evers-names-178-wisconsin-title-i-schools-recognition.)

Please direct comments or questions about this news item to Tom McCarthy, (608) 266-3559, Thomas.McCarthy@dpi.wi.gov.

Call for Reviewers

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WI DPI) is seeking qualified individuals to serve as grant reviewers to read and score the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant applications during the month of April 2017.   Reviewers will receive $50 per each completed application, with an expectation of there being 10-15 applications per reviewer.

To learn more and to be considered as a reviewer, go to our on-line application materials located at:


Interested individuals must complete the on-line form https://goo.gl/forms/8vYBhuetoPHwQPp93  by February 27, 2017 and e-mail your resume to Polly Tubbs at polly.tubbs@dpi.wi.gov .  Please contact me if you have any questions about the application process and this important process.