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October 29, 2009
Story and photos by: Cherry Redus, NBCT, Enrichment Specialist
5th grade KCRE crew: Chloe Evans, Madisyn Bryant, and Lucia Yachine-Kohler
Cedar Ridge students wore their clothes backwards Monday to kick start Red Ribbon Weeek this week and to help remember to “Turn their backs on Drugs”.
Cole Way, right, spoke on KCRE about how to avoid peer pressure if someone tries to get you to take drugs. He said to “Just say no and turn and walk away. If they say they are your friends and they try to get you to drink alcohol, smoke, or take drugs, they ARE NOT your friends.”
One of the fifth grade students, Cole W. commented, “ I love Cole, and man it is so cool we have the same initials.
When a football star speaks, elementary students listen. Mrs. Strom has organized the week with activities to encourage kids to do the right thing.
Monday, 10-26: “Turn your back on Drugs”---Wear your clothes backwards day!
Special Guest Speaker on KCRE broadcast at 8:55 A.M. Union Kicker and former Cedar Ridge student, Cole Way
Tuesday, 10-27: “Sock it to Drugs!”---Crazy Sock Day
Special Guest Speaker on KCRE broadcast at 8:55 A.M. Homecoming Queen, Kirby Olsen
Wednesday, 10-28: “Being Drug-free is No Sweat”---Wear Sweats Day
Special Guest Speaker on KCRE broadcast at 8:55 A.M. Cedar Ridge School Nurse, Janie Johnson
Thursday, 10-29: “Show Your School Spirit Day/Celebrate Red Ribbon Week”---Wear Red Day.
Special Guest Speaker on KCRE broadcast at 8:55 A.M. Cedar Ridge Principal, Ellen Crager
Character Counts Responsibility Assembly at 2:25 P.M. in the gym.
Assembly: Two senior members of Union’s Color Guard (Renegade Regiment) will share with us regarding responsibility and their commitment to be drug-free.
Viewing of some of the Union Renegade Marching Band’s performance from this month’s St. Louis Super Regional band competition.
“The Hip Hop Cops”: Two Broken Arrow policemen will talk to our students and also do a cool rap.
Special thanks to Mrs. Becky Newman – our PTA Red Ribbon Rep. She actually chose and named the dress activities for the different days, purchased and distributed the ribbons and pencils, and collaborated with me about the assembly and the week.
4th Grade Students from Mrs. Eddy’s class at Cedar Ridge know how to “Sock it to Drugs” Tuesday was crazy sock day at Cedar Ridge. The school was treated to an appearance by Homecoming Queen, Kirby Olsen on the school’s live broadcast. Kirby had great advice for students to work to achieve their dreams and what helps her to do that------Just say no to drugs. KCRE broadcaster, Ashley Miller was treated to a trial run of great things to come by wearing Kirby’s tiara from Homecoming.
The week’s activities will continue the rest of the week with, “Being Drug-Free is No Sweat” and “Show your School Spirit—wear red on Friday”.
The top two photos by teacher Kari Eddy