District mascot Rippy the Riptide generates excitement among students at this year's PRIDE program pep rally. Photo: Riverhead Central School District

Pulaski Street Intermediate School kicked off this year’s Pulaski PRIDE Program with a pep rally for students and staff, featuring performances, interactive skits and chants led by school mascot Rippy the Riptide.

“Through rousing events, such as our pep rally, we all work together to create an inspiring and welcoming environment for our students to learn, grow and succeed in, supported by school spirit and remarkable character,” said Patrick Burke, principal at Pulaski Street Intermediate School.

The Pulaski PRIDE Program is part of Pulaski Street’s Positive Behavior Interventions System, a framework of values that students learn to foster positive and respectful behavior in multiple areas of school and personal life.

The pep rally featured interactive skits with school teachers, administrators, security and support staff to demonstrate examples of the PRIDE Program’s core values in action.

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