During Red Ribbon Week, held on Oct. 21-25, Shore Road students pledged to live a healthy lifestyle and to be kind and respectful to others.
The annual Red Ribbon campaign is the nation’s oldest and largest drug awareness campaign and one that teaches students how to develop positive, healthy habits early in life.
In addition to wearing the iconic color red, students received ribbons to wear during the week and signed a pledge to abide by the standards of Red Ribbon Week. All students, faculty and staff took the Shining Star Challenge by writing a Random Act of Kindness performed during the week or one that someone performed for them on a red construction paper star. The stars were placed on a bulletin board in the lobby.
The students attended a Dignity for All Students-related assembly about how to treat others kindly and without malice and listened to daily announcements about keeping a clear and focused mind, eating healthy foods, exercising each day and showing respect for the people they encounter each day.
Under the direction of social worker Christine Davison, the Random Acts of Kindness Club distributed red slips of paper with a pledge to remain healthy and to make good decisions. After the slips were signed and collected by RAK members, they crafted chains, which are now hung in the lobby as a symbol to the school’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle.