Mrs. Monette, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Casagrande & Mrs. Dobek with Project Purple Members
CONGRATULATIONS to the Baird Middle School Project Purple club for receiving a fourth place finish in the 2017 national the Project Purple Initiative Go Purple (The Herren Project). The initiative invited schools and community groups from across the country to submit videos embracing the Go Purple spirit.
The Project Purple club at BMS is sponsored in collaboration with the Ludlow CARES Coalition. Project Purple is part of the national initiative by the same name established by Chris Herren and The Herren Project, focused on raising awareness to the dangers of substance abuse. Mrs. Deborah Casagrande, BMS Health teacher and Project Purple Adviser, shared that there are over seventy-five students at BMS involved in the club.
Casagrande explained, “Our Project Purple student group offers activities for our students that encourage substance-free FUN for the entire Baird student body. In addition to our school-based activities, our Project Purple student group has worked in conjunction with the DEA and Ludlow CARES Coalition to speak with 2nd and 3rd graders about making good decisions. Our students spend an entire day interacting with elementary school students and have set such a great example for their younger peers, that they've been invited back to continue to build relationships with the youth of our community.”
The winning video contained photographs from this October’s Red Ribbon Week activities, highlights from Chris Herren's visit to Baird and other Project Purple school and classroom activities. Many thanks to both Mrs. Casagrande and Mrs. Tina Gilbert, 8th grade English teacher, for their assistance in creating the award winning video.
Of the video Baird Middle School Principal, Mrs. Stacy Monette, commented, “It is truly an inspiring video. It is an important reminder of how the entire Ludlow community stands together on such an important topic, especially for our middle schoolers.”
We invite you to view the award winning video below. To view the top five video submissions for 2017 click here.
Baird Middle School is PURPLE and PROUD!