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Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project is pleased to host... “The treatment of one becomes the prevention of many”

posted Feb 5, 2020, 6:01 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Feb 5, 2020, 6:09 AM ]


This event is for young folks, as young as 8th graders up to Seniors citizens. Below is a short video of the play that will be performed at the event along with the website of Drug Story Theater. Bring your families, invite your schools and those in the community. 



Forms:
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If you have any questions,  contact Colleen "Cole" Welch at 603-205-4752

MVPASAP January, 2020 Newsletter

posted Jan 3, 2020, 8:45 AM by Kevin Hatch

MVPASAP January2020


Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses May be Linked to Prefilled THC Cartridges

posted Nov 5, 2019, 7:59 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 8:04 AM ]


SADD Red Ribbon Week 2019

posted Oct 7, 2019, 10:55 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 9:32 AM ]


Red Ribbon Week

Every year since 1988 the National Red Ribbon Campaign has celebrated Red Ribbon Week to focus the nation’s attention on encouraging our youth to remain drug free. Supporting this cause continues to be a priority at MHS. This year we celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 31. Each day events are planned to educate and remind students about the dangers of substance use and the long-term effect drugs can have on an individual and their entire family. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a group charged with healthy, responsible decision making, supports and organizes our annual Red Ribbon Week at MHS. The group of student leaders meets regularly with our SADD Advisor, Ms. Rubino, and MPS Drug and Alcohol Resource Coordinator, Mr. Brouder, to plan drug-free activities for students to participate in throughout the school year. For more information about SADD and substance abuse, please visit our Drug & Alcohol, Resource Page. This year’s theme for Red Ribbon Week is: Send a Message. Stay Drug-Free. We encourage all students and families to discuss the harmful effects of substance use. If a student, family member, or community member has questions, concerns, or information to share, please contact us at (978) 722-6040. Together we can make a difference.


MHS SADD Red Ribbon Week 2019

Monday, Oct 21- (Prior to Monday) Front window and library window decorated with a large banner

  20 doors decorated

    Facts displayed on tv’s

   Daily morning announcement from SADD leader

  Red Ribbon pins distributed to faculty, staff and students


Tuesday Oct 22- Daily morning announcement from SADD leader

  Facts displayed on tv’s


PM Activity: Spaghetti dinner catered by Bada Bing. Eric Daddario will speak to district-wide guests about the loss of his brother and his experience in high school. A SADD member, Taina Rentas, will read a poem she wrote for Red Ribbon Week. Pictures and presentations. SADD leadership team speaks. 

  

Wednesday Oct 23- Wear Red Day

  Student-created connections lesson plan-Video

   Daily morning announcement from SADD leader


Thursday Oct 24-Daily morning announcement from SADD leader

  Facts displayed on tv’s

  SADD meeting winners of the door decorating revealed!


PM Activity-Tenney to host vaping presentation for parents and students. SADD leadership team will attend. 


Friday, October 25-Daily morning announcement from SADD leader

  Facts displayed on tv’s


Saturday, October 26th- Band will wear red ribbons at the football game


Marsh- SADD Red Ribbon Week 2019

CGS Red Ribbon Activities

Upper School:
* Daily Morning Announcements Regarding Destructive Decisions (i.e, bullying, vaping, drugs and alcohol, etc.)
* Grade 8 will watch the film "If Only" Friday the 25th
Upper School door decorating/bulletin board creation contest (More on This to come!)
* Methuen Police Presentation for 7th Grade (Tentative) on Thursday
* Tuesday 10/22 SADD pasta dinner at the high school (SADD members only)

Lower School:
* We have purchased Red Paw stickers for each classroom, small groups of SADD students will go around to Lower School classrooms throughout the week to explain the significance of Red Ribbon Week to our little guys, and they will take the Red Ribbon Pledge.
* Each student will receive a paw sticker and a certificate to show they participated in Red Ribbon Week
* Classroom teachers will be given Red Ribbon coloring sheets and will be asked to have students color them, cut them, and decorate their doors with them.

Whole School:
* SADD members will be painting a sign for the front of the building in the upstairs windows (same as last year).
* We are supposed to request that the street sign be changed to reflect red ribbon week 
* We purchased Red Ribbons for the trees and fence posts lining the driveway and will decorate them on Friday
Wednesday is Red Day (10/23)
* Wednesday we will also have red velvet munchkins (see what I did there!) and coffee for the staff in the lunch rooms
* We have also purchased Red Ribbon Pins for the staff and they will be available in the main office for staff to wear all week (PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT)

Curt Medugno Memorial SADD Scholarship

posted May 1, 2019, 7:37 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated May 1, 2019, 7:46 AM ]


SADD Scholarship Application 2019


Red Ribbon Week 2018 (October 22nd-26th) Activities and Photos- Methuen Public Schools

posted Oct 4, 2018, 10:15 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 9:26 AM ]

Red ribbon week



Tenney Grammar School activities

MHS SADD Red Ribbon Week

MHS SADD Red Ribbon Week 


Monday,  October 22nd

  •  (Prior to Monday) Front window and library window decorated with a large banner
  • Facts displayed on tv’s
  • Daily morning announcement from SADD leader
  • Sell Raffle tickets(raffle with gift cards, sadd shirt and other goodies) at lunch
  • Lunch time-Bracelets with raffle ticket purchase
  • Red Ribbon t-shirts for sale(will be available to order in weeks prior)
  • Red Ribbon pins distributed to faculty, staff and students

Tuesday, October 23rd
  • Daily morning announcement from SADD leader
  • Facts displayed on tv’s
  • Sell Raffle tickets(raffle with gift cards, SADD shirt, and other goodies) at lunch
  • Bracelets with raffle ticket purchase
  • Red Ribbon t-shirts for sale(will be available to order in weeks prior)

Wednesday, October 24th- Wear Red Day
  • Facts displayed on tv’s
  • Student created connections lesson plan-Video
  • Daily morning announcement from SADD leader
  • Sell Raffle tickets(raffle with gift cards, SADD shirt, and other goodies) at lunch
  • Bracelets with raffle ticket purchase
  • Red Ribbon t-shirts for sale(will be available to order in weeks prior)
  • PM Activity: Spaghetti dinner catered by Bada Bing. Cheryl Pushee will speak to district-wide guests about the loss of her son to opiate addiction. Pictures and presentation. SADD leadership team speaks. 

Thursday, October 25th
  • Daily morning announcement from SADD leader
  • Facts displayed on tv’s
  • Sell Raffle tickets(raffle with gift cards, SADD shirt, and other goodies) at lunch
  • Bracelets with raffle ticket purchase
  • Red Ribbon t-shirts for sale(will be available to order in weeks prior)

Friday, October 26th
  • Daily morning announcement from SADD leader
  • Facts displayed on tv’s
  • Sell Raffle tickets(raffle with gift cards, SADD shirt, and other goodies) at lunch
  • Bracelets with raffle ticket purchase
  • Red Ribbon t-shirts for sale(will be available to order in weeks prior)
  • End of the day-Red ribbon week raffle winner is announced!



Marsh Grammar School Activities

Marsh Grammar School Activities

The Marsh will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 22nd - 26th. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. For the past several years, the entire Marsh Grammar School has participated in Red Ribbon Week activities to show support for this very important cause. For new staff, your participation is voluntary and the type of information discussed in your classrooms really depends on the age of your students and what you deem appropriate. The websites below are helpful resources you may choose to visit to gain some insight into the initiative. This is a fabulous opportunity to unite both the upper and lower school for a great cause. 
http://redribbon.org
https://www.sadd.org
https://www.dea.gov/kiki-and-history-red-ribbon-week

The theme for the 2018 Red Ribbon Week is "Life is your journey, travel drug-free!" Students may decorate their homeroom door using this year's theme or their own idea that portrays positive decision making, anti-vapinganti-drug, etc. Also, students are welcome to create their own posters for Red Ribbon Week which can be posted outside classrooms.

If you have questions, please let us know.

Thanks,
Stacey Zraket (Upper School SADD Advisor) &
Devin Deveau (Upper School Health Teacher)


 Monday, October 22nd
  • Discuss Red Ribbon Week with your students.
  • Begin Decorating Homeroom Doors 

 Tuesday, October 23rd
  • Students in SADD will decorate the entire building with inspirational quotes.
Wednesday, October 24th
  • Students and staff should wear red to show their support of Red Ribbon Week. This is a district-wide spirit day!

 Friday, October 26th

  • The administration will judge the decorated doors and announce winners!


Vaporized :Youth and young adult exposure to e-cigarette information.

posted Sep 28, 2018, 9:20 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 9:32 AM ]

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Facts About Spice/ K2 (Synthetic Marijuana)

posted Aug 23, 2018, 9:49 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 9:56 AM ]


THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADDICTION Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain Ruth A. Potee, MD

posted Jun 11, 2018, 9:02 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 9:03 AM ]


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