Red Ribbon Week at Poland McKinley and Poland Middle schools last week turned into a plethora of colors as students wore a mix-match of colorful socks. Students picked the colorful socks to show that there are other things to do to have fun rather than using drugs.
McKinley Elementary guidance counselor Wendy Butch also spent time in fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms discussing good choices. They discussed easy choices that they make on a regular basis such as what to wear to school or what they want to eat for breakfast, contrasted with more difficult choices students must make as they get older.
The sixth-grade students did activities in the computer lab where they discussed decision-making and viewed videos on the website www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov
Seventh-graders learned how to have good fun by wearing crazy mismatched socks during Red Ribbon Week at Poland Middle School and Poland McKinley Elementary School last week. Sitting on floor from left to right are: Marlie Kluchar, Jenna Bonarigo, Mike Diaz, Payton Slaina, Aubrey Bodendorfer, Jena Miller, Lauren Pepperney, Angela Centofanti, Juliana Blangero, Diana Bricker, Laiken Mauer, Maggie Sebest, Bella Volpini, Monica Kurjan, Alexis Hughes, Bella Gajdos, Alea Nicholudis, Amelia D'Angelo, Evie Harakel, Jonah Spencer, and Michael Masucci. Pictured standing left to right are: Tyler Campbell, Branden Ojeda, Hailey Domkowski, Cassidy Lyons, Katelyn Smith, Christina Tremonti, Conner Wilson, Lauren Burt, and Natalie DelSignore.