Riley Avenue students create anti-bullying mural

03/24/2015 10:00 AM |
Third graders from teacher Beth Menis' class help paint the mural in the Riley Avenue cafeteria. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Third graders from teacher Beth Menis’ class help paint the mural in the Riley Avenue cafeteria. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Update: The unveiling of the anti-bullying mural has been postponed, according to the district. The event will be rescheduled at a future date.

Original story: Riley Avenue Elementary School students are getting set to unveil an anti-bullying mural that will stretch across a wall in the school’s new cafeteria.

There will be a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Calverton school.

Students and faculty worked with area artist Joyce Raimondo and school art teacher Melissa Haupt last year to create the mural that’s currently being painted by the students in the second, third and fourth grades, school officials said.

The mural covers a large, curved wall in the newly constructed cafeteria, and carries an anti-bullying theme. It “acts as a colorful anti-bullying reminder by encouraging positive behaviors and characteristics in the scenes that are depicted,” reads a district press release.

 Check back at riverheadnewsreview.com for coverage from the event.

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