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Methuen High School : Jackie Rubino

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Recent photos of SADD activities

March. 2017 Updates from the SADD Program

High School:

The high school group had 20 children participate at the district-wide Skateland

The high school group will meet on Wednesday, March 8th to plan the next high school only trip to Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury.

SADD will also be working with the captains club and spring sports captains on a project under progress between Matt Curran and Ms. Rubino.

SADD will also be working with the health dept to be trained in and teach middle school health classes this spring.

Tenney: Unfortunately, due to snow days before vacation, we had to hold off "Kindness Week" until this week. Today we did amazing in our food drive for the Tenney's backpack program. During March 1 meeting, students will be sorting through food tomorrow, checking expiration dates, taking inventory, and filling backpacks to send home for Friday.   

March 15th- National Kick Butts Day
Create Display (Fatal Figure Statistics) in front of main office, create fact for announcement of the day, create fact cards for around school

This month we are focusing on Kindness Week, completing some volunteer things to help around the school (i.e. backpack program), and focusing on developing things for National Kick Butts Day. I am also speaking to the students tomorrow so see if they are interested in creating that video for the contest on distracted driving due March 30.


For the first time the CGS chapter of the SADD program will have its own bulletin board in the school. For now the bulletin board will be located in the 7th grade hallway to give seventh graders something to ponder as they enter eighth grade and then high school. The bulletin board will feature the life contract, the SADD logo, a summary of what SADD hopes to accomplish, and various facts of the week that will be completed by the students. The facts will deal with drugs, alcohol, distracted driving, internet safety, and a variety of other topics to get the students thinking about the decisions they make everyday. Once completed, be on the look out for pictures!


February Activaties:
• Ruth Potee Presentation – February 16
I did not see any of my students/parents at this presentation.  I attended and it was very informative.
• Skateland - February 17
Very well attended… Lot’s of FUN!

March meetings: continue with our February work…
• Planning for ‘Kick Butts’ event to take place on March 15, 2017.
• Continue with our informative and inspirational bulletin board.


The Marsh had about 20 students attend the trip to Skateland.  They all seemed to really enjoy themselves. Also, in February, we took part in the Sandy Hook Promise: Start with Hello campaign.  We discussed the negative impact social isolation can have on teens and encouraged students to make everyone feel welcome.  We all wore lime green bracelets that read, "Start with Hello" and made an extra effort to invite students to join lunch tables or join games on the playground.  I encouraged kids to look around and pay attention to peers that might feel isolated and think of ways to make them feel more included. It can be as simple as making eye contact and saying hello

    Brief History of SADD:  (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

 (Methuen Chapter), is one of the only schools in the state to have a group at each of the grammar schools, as well as at the high school.  District wide, over 200 students have signed “Contracts for Life- A Foundation for Trust and Caring.”  The SADD advisors of each school promote a focus on creating an identity that embraces a healthy self-image and a drug-free lifestyle.  They encourage the development of leadership qualities with a focus on family, school, and community.  Participation in these activities enables students to have a collective voice in making decisions that are beneficial to themselves and their community.  Most activities take place after school, on weekends, and during vacations.
  • The following is a list of examples of activities supported by Methuen’s SADD chapter:

  • Kick off barbecue at Forest Lake- fall of 2009- over 150 SADD students and family members in attendance

  • Summer pool party

  • Annual SADD appreciation breakfast for 9th graders with presentations from Superintendent, Police Chief, and other city officials

  • SADD recruitment by high school students at grammar schools before the startup of the grammar schools

  • Bowling trips- average 3-4 per year

  • Hiking Mt. Major, NH-SADD advisors, principal, 30 students

  • Involved in mat ball fundraiser event to benefit cancer survivor, Alli Hawkes- (total $6,000)

  • Bella Tucker (8 yr old child lost all her limbs due to infection) fundraiser - $1800

  • Laser tag-2+ times per year

  • Haunted Woods hayride event

  • First Course- road race to benefit Lazarus House

  • Volunteer work at Cor Unum soup kitchen

  • Annual participation in Methuen Santa parade

  • Annual participation in Festival of Trees

  • Annual participation in Relay for Life (usually two SADD groups are represented)

  • Black Out Bullying Day - state-wide initiative to raise awareness around the consequences of bullying and cyber bullying-sponsored by Tenney SADD.

  • National Smoke-Out Day- field trip to Skate Land- sponsored by Timony SADD. (SADD is currently engaged in work related to anti tobacco use related to Chapter 84-part of the Northeast Tobacco- Free Community Partnership)

  • Youth Summit- sponsored by District Attorney- “Pass It On”: Be an Agent of Positive Change in Our Community.  One SADD student will attend conference.

  • Inmate and athlete presentations about the consequences of drug related behaviors and destructive decisions-Timony and Marsh.

  • Prom speakers

  • AA/NA guest speakers

  • Mothers who have lost their children to addiction

For more information on the national model see www.SADD.org.

Recent SADD Updates for Methuen Public Schools

  • SADD updates 2/2017 SADD updates 2/2017   High School: In January, we met twice and had a discussion about school culture and things we would like to change or improve about it. We ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:20 AM by Kevin Hatch
  • October. 2016 updates from the SADD program CGS: Mr Matt Twoomey:As you may or may not know I am the director of the junior SADD program here at the CGS. Next week is one of the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:02 AM by Kevin Hatch
  • September 2016 updates To:  Dean BrouderCC:  Jackie RubinoRe:  Jr.SADD June update -  Timony Grammar SchoolFrom:  Diane AlaimoOctober 4, 2016October Meeting dates:  October 13,20    Our first meeting of ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2016, 3:12 PM by Kevin Hatch
  • SADD Updates April 2016 CGS and High School: Students have been working on end of the year activities. CGS students would like to have an end of the year pizza party/outdoor celebration and ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 2:09 PM by Kevin Hatch
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