Welcome to October! We have been in school for roughly a month and a half. It has been an exciting time. In the upper elementary (3-6) we have been learning about the eight Sources of Strength, our Braintrees, and most importantly how to be positive friends. In the lower elementary we have been learning about A Little Spot of Feelings and our different emotions. We learned about calming our anger spot to get to a more peaceful spot but tapping our fingers 1-4 and taking a deep breath.

In the high school we have been focused on career interest inventories. We learned about jobs that make more than others, some of them were surprising.

The seniors have been added to a group for scholarships and once a week they will be emailed about scholarship opportunities. This upcoming month they will be applying for college on our designated day for College Application Month which allows them to apply for a college of their choice in North Dakota for free provided by the Bank of North Dakota. We will also work individually to apply for the FAFSA. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding scholarships, college visits, applications, and financial aid.

Red Ribbon Week

  • The last week in October is Red Ribbon Week. This year we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week on October 24-29. We are looking at doing dress-up days, having a guest speaker, and handing out prizes for participation. This year the entire school is invited to join in Red Ribbon Week. Here are some facts about Red Ribbon Week:
  • Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.
  • Started in 1988 after the death of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a Drug Enforcement Agency’s Special Agent.
  • As a tribute to Camarena during the initial local celebrations, high school friend Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.
  • This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me”
  • Be on the lookout for a breakdown of the activities and dress-up days in the following weeks.