CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— Katonah-Lewisboro students participated in a variety of activities during Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness about the harm that alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs can cause.
“All schools participated in age-appropriate prevention activities during the week of Oct. 26,” said John Jay Middle and High School social worker Kiri Ryan, who added that the district’s buses were decked out with red ribbons throughout the week as well.
Middle School cafeteria, speaking with their younger peers about making smart choices. They also worked with students to create bricks for a “Reality Wall,” which is made up of anonymous personal anecdotes written by students who know someone harmed by drug, tobacco or alcohol use.
High-school students attended a lecture by Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, who spoke with students and parents about the science of marijuana and the importance of making healthy and smart choices related to its use and consequences.
At Katonah Elementary School, the week included two special editions of “Good Morning KES.” For the first activity, students guessed how much sugar is in a number of popular drinks – water, vitamin water, soda and Gatorade. They also watched interviews of faculty and staff members who talked about healthy diets and regular exercise.
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