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May is Mental Health Month - Get your shirt now!

Last year at Roxboro Road Middle School (RRMS), students and staff raised money for Elmcrest Children’s Center Emergency Respite program by selling bracelets that matched staff shirts. School Social Worker Beth Robbins said, "We had the students interview and learn about Elmcrest and share the information out to the school during morning announcements." 

This year RRMS wanted to increase involvements so they're back with another opportunity for the entire school community to get involved. Designed by students, May Mental Health shirts are now available for purchase until April 7, 2024. Proceeds will support the CAN-TEEN

In late January the students submitted designs for this year’s t-shirts. In February the school's Principal’s Counsel picked the winning design, which was created by 6th Grader Ella Trabucco. 

In March, the school's 7th graders researched local agencies, interviewed staff at the agencies and made presentations to be sent out to the 7th graders.  All 7th Graders were given the opportunity to vote for the recipient of clothing sales of the May Mental Health Shirts. The following 7th Graders spent two weeks during their WIN time to complete this project with the Counseling Departments help: Issac Magar, Jackson Majchrzak, Christopher Osinski, Amarius St. Louis, Georgette Severson, Laim Joyce, Noah Schum, Isabella O’Connor, Gayle Kulas, Sophia Grysko, Aiden Caza-Taylor, Cristian Gonzalez and Mona Kordi.  
In late March, a small pizza party was held with the students to unveil the winner.  Beth Robbins shares that the CAN-TEEN will be the recipient of the funds raised from the May Mental Health tee shirt sales.  
The RRMS clothing store is open for sales until April 7, 2024. Don't miss your chance to support this worthy cause!
Click here to purchase your own t-shirt or sweatshirt in support of RRMS and the CAN-TEEN. 

If you'd like to see the other entries, click here to see the videos made by the students.