There are some subject matters that are so important, some presentations that are so unforgettable, and this is one of them.
Xavier High School has a comprehensive bullying and harassment policy aimed to have its students treat one another with dignity and respect. Each year the school focuses on raising awareness about bullying and cyber bullying with students and parents.
So once again Mr. John Halligan will present to freshmen and transfer students on Monday, Oct. 18, during the school day. He will relay his own tragic experience as a Dad whose 13-year-old son took his own life in 2003 after incessant bullying by peers since the fifth grade, both in school and online. All who attend are reminded that there is a person … a face … a heart … on the other end of the computer screen. For a preview of what Mr. Halligan talks about each year, visit the website named for his son.
On the evening of Oct. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. Mr. Halligan will do a presentation in the Mercy High School auditorium for all Xavier and Mercy parents. For questions, contact Xavier Dean of Students Mr. Nicholas Cerreta at 860-346-7735, ext. 785, or firstname.lastname@example.org.