Jtmustachio

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Name: John T. Mustachio
Date registered: May 18, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Red Ribbon 6 — October 31, 2018
  2. Red Ribbon 5 — October 30, 2018
  3. Red Ribbon 4 — October 29, 2018
  4. Red Ribbon 3 — October 25, 2018
  5. Red Ribbon 2 — October 24, 2018

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Red Ribbon 6

Dear Eagle Families,
To close out Red Ribbon Week, we are sharing the final video in our series. The video is titled, “Stop an Opioid Overdose with Naloxone,” and it highlights a training that anyone can participate in, to learn about how to administer Naloxone, in the event of an opioid overdose.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/ZFGBoXMb1N0
Questions:
• Do you know someone who you are afraid might overdose?
• Are you interested in taking this training?
• Is there anything else about drugs and medications that you would like to talk about or that concerns you?
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Red Ribbon 5

Dear Eagle Families,
Today’s video, titled, “Treatment for Addiction” highlights the resources that are available for those who are struggling with substance abuse.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/b7v0vGvTCg0
Questions:
• Is it okay to ask for help? Why do you think it might be difficult for someone to ask for help?
• If a friend were using or abusing alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs not prescribed to them, what support might you point them towards?
• Let’s create a plan and identify people you could call if you were ever in the situation where you needed help.
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Red Ribbon 4

Dear Eagle Families,
Today’s video, titled, “Safe Pill Disposal” highlights the importance of safely disposing of prescription medications. Please watch this video and compare your disposal methods with what the experts recommend. Godwin has pill disposal kits available from the clinic should you need them.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/RV2kRGsuuNk
Questions:
• Why is it important to dispose of medication we no longer need?
• Do we have any medication in the house that we should dispose of?
• How can we better secure the medications we have in the house?
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Red Ribbon 3

Dear Eagle Families,
Red Ribbon Week
Today’s video, titled, “Recovery Behind Bars,” highlights the treatment available in the ORBIT program in Henrico County jails for inmates who are imprisoned as a result of drug addiction.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/X7nxd0DMIX4
Here are some questions that you might ask your child after watching the video:
• How easy do you think it is to become addicted to drugs? Do you believe people who try drugs plan to become addicted?
• What can be the consequences of using drugs and becoming addicted?
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Red Ribbon 2

Dear Eagle Families,

Red Ribbon Week
Today’s video, titled, “Prescription Painkillers Use & Abuse” highlights the misuse and addiction of prescription drugs. Godwin students watched this video during homeroom yesterday.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/k4cpbKEaTi4
Questions:
• Why is it dangerous to take medications that are not prescribed for you?
• How do you feel about someone your age using prescription drugs not prescribed to them or abusing those prescribed to them by a doctor?
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Red Ribbon

Dear Eagle Families,
Red Ribbon Week
Parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. In 1988, the National Family Partnership, also known as NFP, sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. In Henrico County, we believe it is important for our families to have conversations with our youth about drug use. To kickoff Red Ribbon Week, which begins on October 23rd and ends on October 31st, every high school will be sending short videos that highlight the dangers and destruction of drugs. Each video will be accompanied by questions families can use to begin a conversation. The title of the first video, which we are sharing with you through this message is “Hidden in Plain Sight.” This videos highlights clues that may be left in a child’s backpack or bedroom if they are using drugs. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and feel free to use the questions to facilitate a conversation with your child.
Video Link – https://youtu.be/X-1CLzOnXuA
Questions:
• Do you know what our family’s rules are about the use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs not prescribed for you, and other drugs?
• Have you seen any of the things that were shown in the video?
• Have you seen or heard of other items that are used for drugs, but were not shown in the video?
Someone Walked in these Shoes
The shoes that you may have seen in the Godwin commons display represent the number of lives lost in Henrico County in 2016, as a result of alcohol, overdose from any substance and death by suicide where a substance was involved. This project is brought to you by a community group whose goal is to raise awareness and educate our community, so not one more pair of shoes has to be added. In 2018 alone, we have learned of four drug or alcohol-related deaths among Godwin alumni, so it is important that we spend time talking about this important issue.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss any of the information we present during Red Ribbon Week. There are also resources on our school counseling website to help.
Thank you,
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Principal

Graduation, June 11, 2019

Godwin’s graduation will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Siegel Center.

Summer Reading and Assignments

Summer Reading and Assignments

Henrico Education Foundation Awards The Todd Allen Phillips Center for Medical Sciences

The Henrico Education Foundation generously awarded the Todd Allen Phillips Center for Medical Sciences $1500 to purchase high pressure steam pipes and rework electric wiring to get our autoclave running. Students use this equipment in our center for sterilization and laboratory skills.

Eagle Express!