Welcome to the Rotary District 5450 Peaceful Schools Program
Developed by Rotarians and Educators within Rotary District 5450, the innovative Rotary District 5450 Peaceful Schools Program promotes and supports safer, more respectful, bully-free environments for our children and youth. Using social-emotional curriculum developed by experienced educators, we work with teachers and students to modify the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors that often lead to ridicule, bullying and even violence.
To create safe, respectful, and compassionate school climates for our children and youth using developmentally appropriate classroom-based lessons to teach children specific social-emotional skills like self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and cooperation.
To promote the social and emotional development of our children and youth to enhance their success in school and in life.
“The Four Awesome Questions are hanging in our classroom and are referred to when discussing behavior, conflict and friendship skills.” – A Satisfied Teacher
“Students have used some of the songs and were deeply moved by the message in ‘Don’t Laugh at Me.’” – Mary (2nd Grade Teacher)
“We refer back to the books, the lessons learned, and also are able to refer to the high school students and how they work hard and take really hard classes that they need to be prepared for.” – A Happy Educator