Salk Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week

2013-10-30T15:14:00Z 2013-10-30T15:49:08Z Salk Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon WeekContributed by Michelle Hellwege | Salk Elementary School nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | Last week schools across the country celebrated Red Ribbon Week.

It is a week filled with drug prevention lessons and and encouraging activities promoting a healthy message. At Salk Elementary, students created posters touting the dangers of drug use, took part in drug prevention lessons, and wore red ribbons, scarves and bracelets all week long.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Salk Elementary School, made up of over 650 students supervised by our dedicated staff members went on a walk around the neighborhood in order to spread the message, “Say no to drugs!”

Students chanted positive messages, held up informative signs, and wore red shirts and scarves. The Merrillville Fire Department provided fire fighters to help keep our students safe. The men got out and directed traffic while using their fire truck and siren to block traffic when students crossed Taney Place.

Overall, it was a constructive activity that provided both a positive message along with physical activity for the entire student body and staff!

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