Island Park Schools Promote Positive Decisions for Red Ribbon Week
Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School both observed Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 21-25, during which they focused on the importance of positive, healthy and responsible choices. This year presented the theme, “Send a Message, Stay Drug Free,” and featured an assortment of activities, lessons and events.
Students heard announcements that emphasized key messages throughout the week. They signed pledges stating their promise to stay drug free and wore clothing that represented the initiative’s purpose. Students and faculty donned superhero shirts in a united fight against drugs, sported college apparel signifying the importance of the future and dressed in clothing with positive statements and words over the course of the week.
On Oct. 25, students and staff members at each building wore red for special culminating traditions. Those at Lincoln Orens convened on the blacktop to form a giant red ribbon, and Hegarty took on their Winners Walk fundraising event. Hegarty students also submitted their own stay Drug Free” drawings and messages that were compiled to create a bulletin display.