Amal­ga­mated Academy gets tough on drugs

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

Amal­ga­mated Academy took a stand against drugs dur­ing the week of Oct. 15-19, headed by the schools safe and car­ing com­mit­tee.

The com­mit­tee is a group of ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als within the school and from around the community, aim­ing to pro­mote safe and car­ing en­vi­ron­ments through char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion for our chil­dren. Com­mit­tee mem­bers at Amal­ga­mated are not let­ting any­thing get in their way this school year.

Oc­to­ber’s theme Free.”

Ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­mote drug aware­ness in­cluded the “Slam Dunk,



Drug Drugs Are Junk” chal­lenge. On Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, students in grades 4-9 gath­ered in the gym­na­sium to shoot free-throws, in recog­ni­tion of be­ing drug-free. Students re­ceived var­i­ous prizes throughout the chal­lenge.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­volved a “Red Rib­bon Day,” where students re­ceived a red rib­bon if they signed a pledge to re­main drug-free, poster con­tests, and a pre­sen­ta­tion by RCMP Const. John Clarke on seven types of deadly drugs.

On Fri­day, break­fast was served in the front lobby of the school, with in­spi­ra­tional mu­sic videos wel­com- ing students into the school. Over­all, the events were con­sid­ered a huge suc­cess, with great feed­back from students, teach­ers and par­ents.

Amal­ga­mated is tak­ing a pre­ven­ta­tive ap­proach to is­sues that the 21st cen­tury youth ex­pe­ri­ence: bul- ly­ing, tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments, drugs and al­co­hol, diver­sity and many other is­sues. Novem­ber’s theme is “Pay It For­ward,” tack­ling the mat­ter of kind­ness to oth­ers.

Look for an up­date in the com­ing weeks.

— Sub­mit­ted by Julie An­drews, a guid­ance in­tern/staff mem­ber at Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts. Julie is also a mem­ber of the school’s safe and car­ing com­mit­tee

As part of “Red Rib­bon Day” at Amal­ga­mated, students signed a pledge to re­main drug-free.

Shown here are Amal­ga­mated students (from left) Macken­zie Par­sons, Spencer Crane, Alex Neil, Re­becca Bennett, Justine Green, Darcy Jones, Alyssa Bun­gay, Kae­gan De­laney and Ni­cholas Crane.

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