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Do you have the +Words?

Creating a positive, upstanding community is only possible when people of all ages have the words to communicate their ideas, stories, concerns and feelings.  Common ground and peace are built upon the foundation of acommunity language -- a commonly accepted and understood vocabulary for discussing important issues. For example:                          

UPSTANDER: Someone who speaks up for themselves or another person.

BYSTANDER: A person who chooses non action when witness to an act of intentional humiliation, abuse or violence of any kind against another person.

BULLYING:  Defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

as "any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of

youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an

observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.  Includes making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can occur in person or through technology."

TARGET:  A person singled out to receive unwanted aggressive behavior by an individual or group.

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Why Pershing?

Pershing Nurtures STEM - High School Credit Courses, Biology and Geometry Are Offered to Motivated 8th Graders. 
ball Geometry is the study of the size, shape and position of 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional figures.  Geometry is found everywhere: in art, architecture, engineering, robotics, land surveys, astronomy, sculptures, space, nature, sports, machines, cars and computer graphics which make the beloved computer game/animation possible! More...
bio1 Motivated students at Pershing Middle School now have the chance to get a high school biology  credit in the 8th grade. To qualify for this class students must be taking algebra and pass a science readiness test.  They must also be ready to study hard for the most intense course of their middle school career and maintain at least a B average for this course at all times.  More...

Sample Student Schedules 
Pershing follows a flexible A/B Day block schedule with multiple academic tracks available to students. Click on each of the student's pictures to see a personally written, in-depth schedule describing either their A or B Day.
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