WOODS CROSS -- One thousand red tulip bulbs recently popped up all over Woods Cross Elementary School in honor of the school's Red Ribbon Week observance, Oct. 23-27. Each class will plant a portion of the tulips in anticipation of their blooming next spring.
Students and school officials hope that when the tulips sprout and grow, it will remind them of the anti-drug messages taught each year during Red Ribbon Week.
Among other events in connection with the week, students on Tuesday, Oct. 24, attended an school assembly featuring members of the Utah Grizzlies hockey team. On Wednesday, they wore mix-and-match clothes and on Thursday, students donned ties symbolic of its "tie one on against tobacco" campaign. On Friday, all students were encouraged to wear red clothing.
Wasatch Peak fights drugs
NORTH SALT LAKE -- Wasatch Peak Academy has been observing Red Ribbon week, Oct. 23-27, with a slate of daily activities. On Monday, students participated in a coloring and essay contest based on the theme, "100 Percent Me Drug Free."
Tuesday, students drew silly ways to say no to drugs on blank posters. One student slogan read, "Drugs aren't a joke, go buy a Coke."
Wednesday, pumpkins and ghosts appeared on the walls saying, "Boo to drugs." Each child received a set of plastic vampire teeth with tags saying, "Drugs aren't cool, and that's the tooth."
Thursday, DARE officer Cade Veigel spoke at a 1:30 p.m. school assembly. Students also lined the halls with decorated shoes for judging.
Friday, students will release helium balloons with tags saying, "I choose to stay away from drugs." Students will write their reasons why on the tags, some releasing them at 10:15 a.m. and others at 10:45 a.m. Utah State Board of Education Chairman Kim Burningham and other board members are expected to attend.
Tolman hosting carnival
BOUNTIFUL -- Tolman Elementary School students will celebrate Halloween on Friday, Oct. 27, with a PTA-sponsored Halloween Carnival. The free event will run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and will feature a costume parade, games, a spook alley and more.
Washington sets class parties
BOUNTIFUL -- Halloween will be observed Oct. 31 through class parties at Washington Elementary School. Students will celebrate in their own classrooms, but there will be no parade or costumes involved.