Red Ribbon Week, Levittown students at Salk Middle School were reminded about
making good choices and being tolerant of others during the school’s first RISE
The character education program stresses the virtues of respect, integrity, sympathy and empathy (RISE) and punctuated the message of Red Ribbon
celebrate RISE Day, the students attended several motivational assemblies, took
part in a “Mix It Up Day” lunch, and were encouraged to dress in red and
mismatched clothes throughout the week.
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Day reinforces the values that the district encourages through its character
education programs,” Salk Middle School Dean Dan Agovino explained. “The
students really enjoy and learn a lot from the assemblies, which motivate them
to make good choices in their lives.”
one of the assemblies, BMX cyclists Stephen Cerra and Joey Banford demonstrated
a backward kicking wheel, the hitchhiker and the magic spin and encouraged
students to stay physically fit, work hard and follow goals.
“I did not get
where I am in one day,” Cerra stated. “I never gave up. It’s the same in life.”
Story and photos by Elizabeth Sobel.
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