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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week activities were held from Oct 20-24 this year at APS.  Students in the elementary classes participated by dressing up each day of the week, themed with a drug-free slogan.  They made wall posters during Guidance time that draw attention to the dangers of drugs.  These posters are hung in the hall outside of the office.  Check out the photo gallery!

The High School Students participated in the "Every 32 Minutes" program during Red Ribbon Week.  Every 32 seconds, a death in the USA can be contributed to an alcohol related accident. We put an APS spin on the program, and had Sheriff Osmond deliver death notices during the school day.  Those students, chosen for the impact that losing them would have on the student body, were then dressed in black and could not interact with student or teachers for the rest of the day. The day culminated in a funeral for all students to attend, with heartfelt messages from each of the parents read during the funeral.  There was also a personal narrative from a community member who lost two loved ones in a short period of two months to alcohol related traffic accidents.  It was an emotional afternoon that has the potential to have a lasting impact for years to come.

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