Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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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