Bullying is incredibly common: at least one in four students in the United States have indicated they have been bulled at school, and many more students have witnessed or participated in a bullying incident. Many parents may anecdotally remember bullying in the school building and the internet as a refuge from this on-site bullying. However, being surrounded by technology, social media, and digital platforms, cyberbullying has become an issue. Depending on ages and orientations of students, anywhere between a tenth and one half of U.S. students have experienced cyberbullying.
Meet Lionel Phoenix McCulloch, a PALCS senior who was named second place high school winner in the Philadelphia Young Playwright’s competition for 2018. Lionel does over six shows each year as an actor, director or designer. As an avid theater lover and practitioner, “this wasn’t Lionel’s first play, but it was the first one he’d entered in this competition”, says his mom, Aileen.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We want to join together as a community to prevent bullying and make positive changes. Here at PALCS, we create a safe environment both virtually and on-site, where we have zero tolerance for bullying.
We are now in the single digit countdown to the first day of school here at PALCS and we are so excited to welcome new and returning students to the 2017-2018 school year! If you are nervous about the first day of school or will miss the lazy days of summer, we have 5 ways to help make this school year the most successful yet!
There are only 25 days left until the first day of school! Are you ready? We are counting down the days until all of our returning and new students join us for a school year that will be full of valuable learning and endless opportunities!
Happy Summer! School is out and the summer has arrived, but what will you do with kids to keep them busy and feed their creative minds? Use your imagination! Not only is there so much to do in the summer, but a lot of summer activities are affordable or even free!
Calling all PALCS students, families and alumni: we need your help! Have you ever wanted to tell the world what PALCS means to you? How PALCS has affected your life? Now is your chance! We want you to share your experience and tell the world how cyber school has worked for you and your family!