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Red Ribbon Week at WUES

During the month of October, students and staff at the West Union Elementary School participated in a bullying prevention campaign. This year the theme was, “Accepting Differences with Spookley the Square Pumpkin.” During the month, teachers introduced Spookley to their students through a book and movie that helped them understand that we all are different.

Teachers also used the story to engage students in their curriculum. Students participated in discussions related to the plot, the main characters, the theme, and were constantly referring back to the movie. Teachers used pumpkins to discuss the elements in Science and finding the area of a pumpkin in Math.

We celebrated the end of the month by having a poster contest. Students created posters using Spookley the Square Pumpkin outline. There were over 300 entries.

Bullying Prevention Month also coincided with Red Ribbon Week. Each day during the last week in October, staff and students were encouraged to “Respect Yourself and Be Drug Free.” This week we have had great participation in daily discussions about drug prevention.

Monday kicked off with “Mismatched Monday.” Students wore mismatched clothing or socks. Tuesday was “Tickled Pink Tuesday” where staff and students wore pink to support all cancer victims.

Wednesday was “Wild Wednesday” and staff and students wore animal attire or sported their favorite tye-dyed apparel. Thursday was “Throwback Thursday.” Students were encouraged to dress up as a kid from their favorite decade. Friday’s theme was “Favorite Book Friday” and students and staff wore a costume depicting their favorite book character.

Exciting things are taking place at West Union Elementary. If you would like more information on Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the address to view the book and video is www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/spookley/.

Accepting Differences Poster Winners:

Kindergarten: First- Madison Horsley, Second- Shane Taylor, Third- Samuel Griffis, Honorable Mention- Colton Blatchford.

2nd Grade: First- Raylee Brummett, Second- William Steel-Harp, Third- Anna Hanes, Honorable Mention- Owen Yeager

3rd Grade: First- Sklyan Pennington, Second- Madasyn Young, Third- Ashlah Staten, Honorable Mention- Mackenzie Stout

4th Grade: First- Lilly Rogers, Second- Tucker Crase, Third- Glyna Cooper, Honorable Mention- Scotlyn Adams

6th Grade: First-Adelyn Shupert, Second- Zephan Frost, Third- Maddie Taylor, Honorable Mention- Daulton Lacy

Life Skills: First- Raegan King, Second- Blake Spradlin, Third- Connor Grooms, Honorable Mention- Richard Dillon

Staff members at the West Union Elementary did their part during Red Ribbon Week, dressing up as part of “Tickled Pink Tuesday.”
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Ribbon1.jpgStaff members at the West Union Elementary did their part during Red Ribbon Week, dressing up as part of “Tickled Pink Tuesday.” Submitted photo

Here are some of the entries in the Accepting Differences Poster Contest.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Ribbon2.jpgHere are some of the entries in the Accepting Differences Poster Contest. Submitted photo
Bullying Prevention and being Drug Free are themes

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