The Elk Grove Unified School District, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has selected the winners of the Internet Safety Video Contest. The video contest is one component of Elk Grove Unified’s Internet Safety Initiative, which involves a three-pronged approach to educate staff, parents and students about cyberbullying, online predator strategies and other online Internet safety issues. The Elk Grove Unified School District and U.S. Attorney’s Office have partnered on the contest to increase awareness about Internet safety.
The 2011 Internet Safety Video Contest is an innovative example of how Elk Grove Unified has taken the initiative to be a leader in the importance of internet safety outreach. The initiative includes professional development classes about Internet Safety and Web 2.0 technology, an Internet Safety blog and cyber ethics for staff and Internet safety classes for parents.
Most recently, students in grades 4-12 were invited to produce a PSA video that promotes the safe and ethical use of the Internet. Winners and honorees were selected at the elementary and high school levels. The students were recognized at the EGUSD Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. The following students were recognized:
Elitha Donner/Foulks Ranch Elementary School
Back Row (l to r): Michelle Prince, Gail Desler, Kathleen Watt, Charlie Chatten, Jorge Arvizu, Chris Perris, Mary Beth Kropp, Jim Bentley, Al Rowlett
Front Row (l to r): Elizabeth Graswich, Dominick Williams, Andrew Mirazo, Kyle Gilliland, Jordyn Wong, Lawayne Clark, Thao Pham, Alex Catlett
Elk Grove High School
Back Row (l to r): Gail Desler, Kathleen Watt, Michelle Prince, Al Rowlett
Front Row (l to r): Elizabeth Graswich, Cathy Guy, Gina Pompei, Briana McClurg, Jennifer Moore, Jorge Vina, Tyler Steege
The winners for the contest are as follows:
1st Place Elementary School (tie) – Elitha Donner Elementary School Texting and Driving Don’t Mix
(Teachers/Supervisors – Chris Perris, Charlie Chatten )
1st Place Elementary School (tie) – Foulks Ranch Elementary School Cyberbullying
(Teacher/Supervisor – Jim Bentley)
1st Place High School – Elk Grove High School Behind Closed Doors
(Teacher/Supervisor – Jennifer Moore)
Note: There were no Middle School submissions entered into the contest.