Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent of Schools Ralph Pizzo recently announced the district’s support of Orange County’s participation in No Name Calling Week from January 28 through February 1. No Name Calling Week is a national initiative to stem the tide of bullying.
South Middle School answered the call by holding a week of “No Name Calling” activities including a “Keeping A Lid On Disrespect” activity. The students vowed to stop all forms of disrespect including: using hurtful language toward others, laughing at others and being unkind.
The week ended on Friday, February 1, with a Funny Hat Day competition. Since hats are often referred to as ‘lids’, the theme was a clever play on words. Winners were judged on originality and creativity of their hat designs. The grand prize winner was Matthew Stridiron, with runners up being Isabel Medina, Maura Pasqualiccio and Gabby Bedetti.
-Press release by Kerry Butrick