Students Shield Themselves with Knowledge

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Sixth-grade students of Ronkonkoma Middle School recently attended a powerful and highly informative assembly led by school music teacher, Dr. Frank Saladino, on the importance of showing respect toward one another.

Aided by photographs displayed on the projector screen, Dr. Saladino spoke to students about his difficult upbringing and urged them to always show kindness and compassion to others. Dr. Saladino’s reflections of his past kept both students and staff enthralled, and his message of reporting misconduct resonated with all in attendance.

As a symbol that each student and staff member has the ability to affect positive change, Dr. Saladino presented all in attendance with a self-designed paper shield that displayed encouraging words and featured the overall message that “Knowledge is Power.”