Van Buren is proud to be a Bucket Filler school. Students are taught character development lessons each month based on the Bucket Fillers Organization materials. Bucket Filler students and school staff understand that all actions and words can be used to build up (bucket fill) or tear down (bucket dip) others. The program teaches students how to be great bucket fillers and how to be protected from anyone trying to “bucket dip”. The Bucket Filler program helps creates a safe school environment, greatly decreases bullying, and empowers students to protect themselves from bullying.