Help Make Middlesex County a Bully-Free Community.

Spotlight Award

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County and its Council of Business Partners is pleased to announce the Bully-Free Communities Spotlight Award to be given to Middlesex County schools that encourage students, faculty and staff to stand together for change and stand up to mean-spirited behavior. The award opportunity is for programs implemented at K-12 schools in the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. Recognition will be bestowed to deserving schools whose programs and activities meet or exceed the following criteria:

Recognition will be bestowed to deserving schools whose programs and activities meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • The program/activity assists the school in providing a safe and healthy environment.
  • The program/activity supports parents and the community at large to become involved in the school.
  • The program/activity encourages active student participation which has improved the overall school climate.
  • The program/activity must be educationally sound, stimulating the school and students to build a positive school climate.
  • The program/activity must not place an undue burden or obligations on students, their families, teachers, or school.
  • The program/activity must not exclude any student because of race, handicap, creed, or gender.

Two schools will be recognized each semester. Fall semester winners will be announced at the Bully-Free Communities Rally in Middletown in October. Spring semester winners will be announced at a to-be-determined date and location.

The award-winning schools will be recognized as follows:

  • Grant award for unrestricted use.
  • Bully-Free Communities plaque for permanent display on school site.
  • Award presentation with press release/photo sent to local news media.
  • Award announcement and news posting on Connecticut Association of Schools
  • Community Foundation of Middlesex County websites, social media sites, and through eblasts.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are due not later than September 8, 2016 for the October 2016 award presentation.

Download Bully Free Spotlight Award Application

or the application can be requested via email to Lise or by calling (860)347-0025.

2016 Recipients

2015 Recipients

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
but are due not later than September 8, 2016
for the October 2016 award presentation.

Download Award Application

 

or the application can be requested via email
to Lise or by calling (860)347-0025.