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2019 First Quarter Roundup

Throughout the months of January, February, and March, the Safe and Sound team collectively traveled to 20 U.S. cities, plus a stop in Canada, reaching over 5,000 people. Safe and Sound Schools kicked off 2019 with New Year, New Sound at Kellogg’s in New York City! With a new twist on New Year’s resolutions, Safe […]

BFGCF Welcomes It’s Second Year of Partnership Supporting Safe and Sound Maryland

BFGCF Welcomes It’s Second Year of Partnership Supporting Safe and Sound Maryland Building for God Community Foundation has announced the start of its second year of partnership with Safe and Sound Schools. This comes as part of the Foundation’s Champion in Life Partnership Program, in which select non-profit organizations are selected to receive professional leadership […]

Teacher Spotlight: Q&A with Michele Gay

Safe and Sound Schools is proud to participate in Teacher Appreciation Week. In honor of this week’s celebrations, we’re turning the spotlight to recognize our very own, Michele Gay. Many of you know Michele as one of the founders of Safe and Sound Schools – and of course, mother to Joey, Marie, and Sophie. What […]

School Safety Summit Emphasizes Rethinking School Safety and Community Building

In late March, hundreds of school safety professionals convened in Houston, Texas, to attend the inaugural National Summit on School Safety, a two-day conference co-hosted by Safe and Sound Schools and Region 4 Education Service Center. The conference focused on comprehensive school safety, providing attendees with opportunities to learn about topics ranging from threat assessment […]

Schools and Climate

What could school safety and climate change possibly have in common? Plenty, it turns out. At the root of each of these enormous issues is human behavior: all of us, what we do — and what we don’t. Whether it’s a school shooting at Sandy Hook, a bullying event, or a school bus accident, too […]

They Call Him Mr. De

His students may call him “Mr. De,” but Frank DeAngelis is known by many others as family, friend, mentor, and colleague. When I first met Frank in the summer of 2013, he brought me immediate comfort. I never could have predicted how steady a force he would become for Safe and Sound Schools and for […]

Teen Ambassador Shares 4 Ways Students Can Make Their School Safer

By Cameron Fox, Safe and Sound Schools Teen Ambassador Through the Safe and Sound Schools Youth Council (SSYC), students can get the resources to easily create a school safety council within their own communities.  I recently started my own chapter- the Summerville Youth Safety Council at my school, Summerville High in South Carolina. In our first meeting, we brainstormed […]

Reflections on Recovery from an “Uninjured” Survivor

My heart is heavy. After learning about these recent suicides, I feel like I’m not doing enough. I’m sharing my story, but maybe I’m not sharing it with the people who need my help the most.  If you haven’t been impacted by a shooting, it’s natural to wonder, how did this happen? Why didn’t they […]

Poison Prevention Week: The Two Toxins Most Common in Schools

According to ED100, each year, we spend about 6,000 hours awake. Children will spend 1,000 of those hours in school not including after-school programs. National Poison Prevention Week, running from March 17-23, gives us a friendly reminder to discuss some of the hazards hidden in hallways of schools across the globe. Asbestos According to the […]