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Train-the-Trainers - 2/6-7/03 &
Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student
State Wide Lockdown:
Kids are the Keys, A student reports responsibly
to Cabot, Arkansas)
Becoming an Associate
3rd Annual Conference
on School Violence
Lipstick on the Mirror
Bullying Stops when
of the Month for Students: How not to be Bullied
of the month
of the Month: Catch the bully
What Others Say
About Keys To Safer Schools.com
Training In Your Area
Drug Tests - NEW!
Available On-line (see Date Rape Tester)
And more links....
Only 2 Trainer Slots remain open for the training in
Florida 2/6-7/03. Register immediately. At the door registration may not be
possible after these are filled.
This is the training that you have asked for
and have been waiting to attend. Previously, Keys
staff were the only trainers who could Train and Certify
anyone in Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student,
but due to the increasing demand and the need to reduce costs within a
district/organization Keys is making this shift. If you accept
our offer to become a Trainer in this program, which features our
Nationally used and highly unique
Assessment Instrument, you will be one of the first.
School Districts/Organizations across the USA have participated
in this PDS training and paid for every staff member there. This
training will allow your district/organization to train you who can then
train and certify your entire Assessment Team
without additional training cost. The cost for this train-the-trainers
event that will be held February 6 & 7, 2003 in St. Augustine, Fl is
To Learn about the 2/26-27/03 training in
Cabot, Arkansas click here
2. An Arkansas Student Reports a
Threat: New York Locks Down.
Arkansas student entered a chat room on the internet.
Soon she was talking with a young man who was a student in New York. For
some reason, he began to express his desire and plans to blow up his
school and shoot people--just like at Columbine. Being a responsible
young lady, she first tried to get him to stop and be reasonable. He
persisted. She told her parents then went to her local law enforcement
agency who contacted authorities in New York. The young man there was
identified, arrested and placed in custody. The Commissioner of
Education for New York then issued a warning memo to all 712 school
districts about the threat. Schools across the state went into lockdown
procedures as a precaution. Not every school had a functional plan to
handle this crisis. Does yours? For more details about this story go
to: For more information about developing a workable Crisis
Plan, go to: http://www.keystosaferschools.com/InternetThreat.htm
3. PDS Train-the-Trainer coming to Cabot,
The administration at Cabot School District felt that
the Train-the-Trainer seminar in St. Augustine, Florida was so important
to their state that Mr. Dalton, Assistant Superintendent has worked
diligently to bring this training into Arkansas. In the short time that
this training has been announced, the response from across the state
(and beyond) has been tremendous. The link above will take you to
a web page with information about the training. Follow the links to find
the specifics about the training at Cabot. Responding to your many
requests and because the time has been so short, the deadline for the
$225 Early Bird registration is extended to Feb 10. This special applies
to payment postmarked Feb 10 or earlier only, not to PO's. Credit and
Checks-on-line are also available for your convenience. To register go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/pds_registration2003_cabot.htm
4. Associates of Keys To Safer
Schools.com - http://keystosaferschools.com/JoinOurTeam.htm
Are you looking for a way to impact your community or
society; are you a professional who wants to expand your possibilities? Keys
is looking for Associates to join our team and help spread the word
about the Detection and Prevention of Violence available through Keys
To Safer Schools.com. If you are interested in helping students and
schools to be safer and earning while they are learning, contact Keys
today or visit our website for more information.
"I am retiring this year and I don't want my 35
years of experience to just stop and be wasted." This is quote from
school counselor who recently signed on. Maybe you share this sentiment.
Join the Team.
5. 3rd Annual Conference on School
The 3rd Annual Conference on School
Violence is scheduled at the Ramada Resort Maingate (just
outside a popular theme park that features a large Mouse) for June,
16-17, 2003. Plan your vacation/family travel time now. Bullying will be
the central theme this year. Negotiations are being finalized with
the presenters and will announced soon. This conference will provide two
days of dynamic information that can be used in your schools
immediately. This is an excellent opportunity to combine a family
vacation with CEU credits and a Business Expense Trip. The Ramada Resort
has proven to be an super host in past years and we look forward to
another great time. Mark your calendars now for this summer's
6. Lipstick on the mirror
A school principal relayed this story of
inappropriate behavior. The Middle School girls had developed a bad
habit of refreshing their lipstick then kissing the large mirror above
the sinks in the restroom. This left an unsightly mess and violated the
student handbook. He sent several Memos to class for the teachers to
read, admonishing the girls to stop. Finally he had a group of girls
assemble in the restroom for one last lecture. He invited Mr. Jones the
school janitor to join them. He spent several minutes explaining the
difficulty of the issue and his futile attempts at correcting the
problem. He then told them that he wanted them to see the impact of
their actions on others. He explained the increased difficulty that Mr.
Jones faced every day cleaning that mirror, but knowing that a
demonstration is more powerful than words, he asked Mr. Jones to
demonstrate the effort he expended daily. Mr. Jones put on rubber
gloves, removed a cloth from his cleaning cart and dipped it in the
toilet nearest the mirror and began scrubbing. After this demonstration,
there were no more kisses left on the mirror.
Tell us your story and look for it in up-coming issues -
7. Bullying Stops When Respect
Begins - Training, Train-the-trainers, and Assemblies
Did you know that 75% of all students in the United
States have been the victims of a bully or that 25% are currently under
the influence of bully? Did you know that bullying is not limited to
students? Are you aware that bullying takes lives, victims, bullies and
by-standers? These and many other aspects of bullying are brought out in
the train conducted by Keys. The title of the program also explains its
primary thrust, "Bullying Stops when Respect Begins." If your
school is struggling with bullying issues and you are not sure what to
do, contact Keys today. If your school does not have a bullying problem,
go back to the top of this paragraph and read it again.
Tip of the Month for students:
How not to be bullied
- Be (or at least act) confident.
Bullies seek out those who are unsure of themselves.
- Talk to the bully. Not while he is
pounding on you or in front of a crowd. Let him know how you
- Avoid Bully Hangouts.
you are always bullied in the restroom, find another restroom, another
time to visit it or go when there are adults present.
- Tell a teacher or trusted adult.
only when you are being bullied but when you see others being bullied.
If he bully gets help before he gets to you, you have stopped yourself
from being a victim.
9. One-liner of the Month:
"Learn from the mistakes of
others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
Send us your
favorite one-liner today and look for it in future editions.
4th grade Counselor
10. Tip of the
Month: Don't wait to be told, catch the bully yourself.
Be where the bullying takes
Ask for help from parents and
other volunteers to supervise playgrounds, buses and other bully
When you see bullying take
place, talk to the bully without involving he victim.
If you must interview both,
always talk to the bully before talking to the victim.
Keep records and pass your
observations to other teachers, parents and administration.
Develop functional anti-bullying
For help in putting together a bullying program for
your school, contact Keys today.
11. What Others Say About Keys
To Safer Schools.com -
See Video to learn how others feel
about Keys' Training
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What Others Say About Us! The best advertisement is
word of mouth. We truly appreciate the many kind and encouraging words said
about us by those of you who have attended one of our training's or received
another service from us. Those who are considering one of our services might
find it helpful to review some of these comments. Please feel free to contact
any of them that you recognize. If you have a comment about Keys To Safer
Schools.com and would like to share it with others, please email it to us
and we will place it on the site. Here are just a few of the comments:
"This [National Conference] is GREAT! Very
practical, easy to use and very timely!
Sabrana Steger, Paducah, Kentucky [mother of school shooting
victim Kayce Steger]
"...All presenter were excellent and allowed time for excellent
Linda Delaney, Memphis School District, Memphis, TN.
- "...The Assessment Model (of the PDS) was very interesting and
with the training will be very effective"
Janice Chiaradonna, Johnson & Wales
University, LYNN, MA
- "The Keys To Safer Schools.com [International Conference]
increased my confidence in managing crisis situations.
Laura Bishop, Westminster Academy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- "I would like to thank you for emailing me the handouts that I
requested. I found all three very informative and helpful, especially the
handout on ADD. I have recommended your site to some of my friends too.
Diane Attard, OASI Foundation-Prevention Officer Gozo,Malta
- "The topics covered were very good-Exactly what we were looking
for! What did you like least about the training? Too little time for so
School Counselor, IL [Bullying & Conflict Resolution Training]
- "This is one of the BEST workshops I have attended! I would like
for ALL of my teachers and Administrators to attend this. I liked the
groups and interaction."
School Alternative Teacher [Anger Management/De-escalation
- "The assessment practice exercise toward the end of the day I felt
this was very beneficial."
School Resource Officer (SRO) [Assessment Training Attendee]
|12. Co-sponsor a Training Seminar. http://KeysToSaferSchools.com/CoSponsoranEvent.htm
Would you like to have a training event in your school or
local area but fear that you do not have the participation or budget to do so?
Keys has a program just for you! Co-sponsor an open training event by
arranging a meeting place, supplying some equipment for the presentation and
assisting us in getting the word out about the event in your area. Keys
will do their part. The Co-sponsor will receive two training slots FREE!!
It is a Win - Win arrangement.
If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training
opportunity, go to (13.) below.
|13. Expanded!! Home Drug Tests now
Available On-line *Discounted & Falling Prices*
So New on the market they are not yet
listed. The top four illegal drugs of abuse appear in the sweat and oils
of the skin. Now Keys has a test kit that will allow you to swipe a
cloth over any surface suspected of being handled by someone on drugs.
Then just place the cloth in the bottle and wait 60 seconds. Computer
keyboards, free weights, and other surfaces can now be tested to see if
someone in your class or an employee has a drug problem. Contact Keys if
this product would be of use in your organization.
Date Rape Drug Testers:
Available for the first time! Keys has made special
arrangements with the manufacturer to offer these testers in non-obvious
tester to teens and parents who are concerned about the increasing
number of people who use drugs to take sexual advantage of others. If
you are suspicious of your drink, simply spill a drop on these business
cards or coasters and discover in just a few seconds if it has been
spiked. Don't let anyone take advantage of you.
Been to a party and not sure if you should drive home? Keys has a saliva
based Blood Alcohol Content tester that will let you know if you need a cab.
Parents, your teen is having problems with illegal drugs and desires to
quit or needs your help. Keys can provide you a testing device for up to
10 of the most common street drugs. You can use them in conjunction with
your personal family drug policies to help teen follow through and keep
You want your clients tested but it is so involved
and there are so many rules from the Health Department about handling
urine and from the Court about privacy in sample collection. Keys has a
tester that uses a saliva swab rather than urine and is just as
For information or to place an order, go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/MaterialsOrderingPg3.htm
Contact us today at (800) 504-7355 or email us at the address below to set up
your account for using Purchase Orders.
14. Contact Information....
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Contact: Mike Nelson or Frank Green at keys@KeysToSaferSchools.com
or call local (501)847-2596,
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