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Red Ribbon Week Recognized at Prodell

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With a week of activities, pledges, clothing themes, a candy counting contest and a poster contest, students at Albert G. Prodell Middle School put great effort into this year’s Red Ribbon Week, a nationally observed alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence prevention awareness campaign.

Red Ribbon Week at Prodell was spearheaded by the Middle School Mental Health Team and highlighted its history, antibullying references, resiliency and choices in life, and daily clothing themes for the event. Students and staff wore red to kick off the recognition week, celebrated twin day, wear slippers day, joined Wildcats with Character Team Kindness Day by wearing school pride gear and comfortable clothing day. The students also had a visit from a Suffolk County Police Department officer and Dr. Andrew Clair, senior medical director, U.S. Medical Affairs. School librarian Mrs. Ann-Marie Kalin contributed by creating a Wakelet filled with Red Ribbon Week resources to support the cause.

While Red Ribbon Week’s initial focus was to educate students about the dangers of substance abuse and promote positive decision-making, Prodell’s recognition has evolved into sharing the importance of positive role models in students’ lives.

Date Added: 11/2/2022