Wellington Elementary School Celebrates Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week

Red Ribbon and Character Counts Week took place at Wellington Elementary School from Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30.

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign focused on “Just say no to drugs.” On Monday, staff and students wore jeans, representing “I’m a jean-ius, I’m drug free.” On Tuesday, they wore red to support Red Ribbon Week, and on Wednesday, staff and students wore their favorite sport jerseys to “team up against drugs.” On Thursday, students wore their craziest hats for “hats off to just say no to drugs.”

Doors displayed red ribbons in support of the week as well. “Just Say No” tries to encourage children from engaging in illegal drug use by offering various ways of saying “no.”

At the same time, the Character Counts program took place. This program involved engaging in several activities encouraging positive character traits. Character Counts awards were given out, and after lunch on Friday, Oct. 30, students signed the “Character Counts” and “Just Say No” banner outside the cafeteria.

Wellington Elementary School was proud to participate in this national effort to fight illegal drug use.

ABOVE: First-grade teacher Stacey Oswald, guidance counselor Lisa Kuperman and Principal Dr. Maria Vaughan with Oswalds first-grade class after they signed the banner.