LABMF is sponsoring the student-led “Clothesline Project” in 2016-17 in the following schools:
Lincoln HS (Ron Almeida, National Honor Society Advisor & Social Studies Teacher); South Kingstown HS (Karen Murphy, Health Teacher); Johnston HS (Greg Russo, Science Dept Chair/SADD Advisor); Block Island School (Victoria Carson, Health Teacher); Middletown HS (Anita DeLima, Health Teacher)
LABMF sponsored the student-led “Clothesline Project”
in 12 RI high schools in 2015-16.
Schools receiving a $200. grant from LABMF for the Clothesline Project in 2015-16 include: Coventry HS, Mt Hope HS, Burrillville HS, Lincoln HS, Middletown HS, Chariho HS, North Kingstown HS, Shea HS, Mt Pleasant HS, Exeter-West Greenwich HS, E-Cubed Academy and Rocky Hill School.”
School activities coincided with February, National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. The following is a synopsis of their accomplishments.
NORTH KINGSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL’s project was led by PAULA CALITRI, School Psychologist. After speaking to the student body, 40 student volunteers created the t-shirts during Advisory in the Art Room. T-shirts were hung on 2 diagonal clotheslines int he cafeteria where they were viewed by 1400 students. Excellent job!!
North Kingstown HS
E-Cubed Academy’s project was led by Art Teacher NICOLE LEPRE with help from HE/PE Teachers DAN DAMIANO & JOAO SANTOS. Art students created the t-shirts which were hung in the school foyer for all to view. Faculty voted on “Best Of” design which was then printed by UniForm. Nicole said this was a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know Lindsay and what a remarkable young woman she was and that she continues to inspire students. Nicole, Dan, & Joao and their students surely inspired their school! Wonderful collaboration! Wonderful job!.
MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL HE/PE teacher ANITA DELIMA led MHS’s project. After teaching the Relationships Unit to students, each student designed & created a t-shirt as part of their assessment. T-shirts were then displayed in the school. Job well done!!
BURRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL’s project was led by Health Teacher BARBARA DEMASCO. All her students participated in the project. Upon completion of the Healthy Relationships Unit their assessment was to create the T-shirts which were hung in the media center for the school, faculty, & school committee to see. Barbara reports the project gives the students time to think about the qualities of healthy relationships and what they want their relationships to look like. Great job!
ROCKY HILL SCHOOL Counselor & Health Teacher Krista Haskell engaged the whole school. The Lower School ran a “Fill Someone’s Bucket” campaign focusing on kind words & deeds & treating people with respect and love. The Middle School Art Dept had students creating posters for LABMF’s poster contest, and the Upper School ran a “Love is…Love isn’t…clothesline with their signs hanging all over the school. LABMF is grateful to the Upper School students who were inspired to run a fundraiser for dating violence education, donating the proceeds to LABMF. A wonderful example of “paying it forward” and teens helping teens. Wonderful job!!
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Science Dept Chair & Nat. Honor Society Advisor MICHELLE KING engaged students in the Nat Honor Society to raise awareness of dating violence. The students created and distributed an info pamphlet using facts from LABMF’s website, and distributed it to all students through Advisory. NHS students who are involved in the broadcast journalism program developed a PSA announcement which ran during advisory throughout the month of February. And all Advisories created a t-shirt (78 of them!) which were then hung along with 2 large banners that they created. Wonderful display & project! Way to Go NHS students!!
COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL’S Family & Consumer Science Teacher KATHY HUDSON and Art Teacher STEPHANIE ALLARD worked together on this project. Fashion, Child Studies, and FCS students tie dyed t-shirts with statements about dating violence, emphasizing digital abuse and prevention. Shirts were worn by students at school. Art students created posters for LABMF’s statewide poster contest. The teachers also invited speakers to present to students. Wonderful collaboration!
CHARIHO HIGH SCHOOL Art Teacher SYNORA MATACIA’s students created designs on paper, downloaded them on computer and then transferred to special paper to iron designs on t-shirts. Teacher Ed Rose had students take their drawings & create the iron-on transfers, Stacy Johnson had some of her students create designs, Librarian Mary Manning creatively displayed the shirts in the library, and all with Craig MacKenzie & Laurie Weber’s support. Students also wore the t-shirts in school as they talked to students about the topic and project. This truly was a collaborative effort! Well done!
MT HOPE HIGH SCHOOL At-Risk Counselor COLLEEN POWERS’s students worked through Advisories and had them create 75 t-shirts with messages of anti-violence in relationships. Her students then chose the best shirt and gave that advisory a breakfast as a reward. Shirts were hung in the cafeteria for all students, faculty & staff to see. “There was much discussion & tons of positive feedback.” Colleen reported that many conversations in homerooms ensued from the project, even continuing the following day. Job Well Done!
Mt Hope HS
EXETER-WEST GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL English Teacher MICHAEL WALSH’s students created t-shirts with messages of respect, love & tolerance for others and oneself. This was part of a larger service learning project on raising awareness of teen dating violence. Students also created websites that included tdv facts, resources for support & intervention, custom-made you-tube videos, and links to the Clothesline Project. Students voted on the most effective & creative website & the top 2 winners will have their website linked to the school’s webpage. Some students created school-wide pledge banners, newsletters, fact sheets, & decorated the school’s courtyard with pics, messages, etc. WOW! What a school-wide collaborative effort! Excellent!
SHEA HIGH SCHOOL social worker MARION WOOLF organized the project with health teacher STEVE REYNOLDS. Steve had students design t-shirts in health class and several healthy/non-healthy relationships lessons were taught in Advisory. T-shirts were displayed in the guidance office, main office, library, 9th grade office and other places around the school. On Feb. 13 there was a “Wear Orange Day” to support the cause and there were 2 guest speakers, including Ann Burke from LABMF who presented to seniors