RED RIBBON WEEK
North Shore Participates in Red Ribbon Week
During the week of October 26-30th the North Shore School District and NS-CASA collaborated to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the largest substance abuse prevention campaign in the nation. It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The goal is to lead and support our families and community in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
The Counseling and Physical Education Departments coordinated educational activities that fostered meaningful conversations focused on making healthy choices. The theme of the week was "Live Life Well." Staff shared how they live life well through a google slide show at the high school and middle school. Secondary students watched videos on positive coping skills through the Natural High website (www.naturalhigh.org) in their physical education and wellness classes. Our elementary schools participated in theme days and students learned proper nutrition and stress management techniques through the physical education, health and counseling curriculums.
A special thank you to the K-12 physical education staff and the other individuals that coordinated these programs. The high school programs were run by assistant principal, Jennifer Imperiale, social worker, Reisa Berg, and director of counseling, Dan Doherty. The middle school programs were facilitated by social worker, Karen Daniele, with the assistance of the wellness team. The elementary programs were coordinated by physical education teachers, Megan McCormack at Sea Cliff, physical education teacher, Stephen Carr at Glen Head, and school counselor, Carolyn DiPreta at Glenwood Landing.
Article provided by Mr. Dan Doherty and photos by Shelly Newman