By Zandra Johnson
Morrison Elementary held Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 22-26. The theme was, “Life is your journey. Travel drug free.”
Students dressed up each day and did activities throughout the week about being drug free and staying healthy. There was a Stein’s paper bag poster contest for the theme, each grade had a winner. Each winner received a small gift certificate to Stein’s.
Students’s were encouraged to dress up and have fun while learning. On Monday, they wore red for anti-bullying, on Tuesday, they wore sports jerseys. Wednesday was camo day, Thursday’s theme was dress your best, and on Friday students wore their school colors.
On Friday at 1:15 an assembly was held to wrap up the week of highlighting valuable life lessons. The kindergarten classes each stated a way to stay healthy. Comments like hand-washing, limiting TV and bike riding were said. Two Highway Patrol officers, Sergeant Neil, and Trooper Kate, were guest speakers.
There was an essay contest for the DUI task force and the student with the winning essay got a 50.00 gift card. The officers also played a bubble gum relay game with the school, and Sergeant Neil spoke about staying away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco in a speech to the students.
Red Ribbon Week shows it’s never too early to teach our kids about keeping safe, healthy and free from drugs.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Kate and Sergeant Neil addressing Morrison Elementary students on Friday Oct. 26 at the Red Ribbon Week assembly. Photo by Zandra Johnson.