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‘No place for bullies’ at Burton Street Elementary

Character education assembly features The Hill Brothers

Susie Rozler, standing front, shows the audience of third and fourth grade students and teachers at Burton Street dance moves as she and Judd Sunshine, on stage, two members of The Hill Brothers, sing their song, “There’s no place for bullies in our school.”

Susie Rozler, standing front, shows the audience of third and fourth grade students and teachers at Burton Street dance moves as she and Judd Sunshine, on stage, two members of The Hill Brothers, sing their song, “There’s no place for bullies in our school.” Photo by Jason Emerson.

— Not only were the students engaged in the show, but all the teachers present sang, danced and participated as well, much to the enjoyment of the students.

“It was just a fun assembly, very engaging for the students and for the adults,” said Burton Street Principal Mary-Ann MacIntosh.

Music teacher Victoria Johnson, who has been teaching her students the songs used by the Hill Brothers during their programs, said she thought the program was a great way to bring the school together.

“The kids did a great job, they had a lot of fun learning it,” Johnson said. “The songs are catchy and they have a fabulous message.”

Shannon Meagher, a reading specialist and a member of the character education committee that brought the Hill Brothers to Burton Street, said the assembly was part of the school’s anti-bullying and caring themes the students have been learning as part of character education.

“Anti-bullying can be so negative, but this is just so much fun,” Meagher said.

The Hill Brothers program was sponsored by the Burton Street PTA.

For more information about the Hill Brothers or to purchase their music cds, visit hillbrothers.net.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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