Tags: Lindbergh Schools News
October 31, 2012 - Students in Lindbergh Schools recently participated in a variety of Red Ribbon Week activities to show their commitment to living a healthy, drug-free life.
Truman Middle School School Resource Officer Jeff Kriska uses special goggles to show students how drinking can impair motor functions. (click for larger version)
The week included lessons about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, in addition to fun spirit days.
At Sperreng and Truman middle schools, students signed a drug-free pledge at lunch and dressed up in crazy outfits to remember their commitment. Spirit days included "It's OK to be wacky, but drugs are tacky" day, "Put a Cap on Drugs" hat day, "Sock it to drugs" sock day, plus versions with sports gear, red clothing, and even fake facial hair — "Hair's to a drug-free life" day.
Middle school students also took turns wearing goggles that simulate the challenges individuals face under the influence of alcohol. Social worker Gina Poeppel of Preferred Family Healthcare and school resource officer Jeff Kriska showed students even simple tasks such as catching a ball, touching your nose or walking in a straight line are hampered under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In addition, TREND students planted red tulip bulbs around the outdoor signs at Truman and Sperreng.
At Concord Elementary School, students participated in spirit week as well, "Striking Out Drugs" by wearing Cardinals gear, wearing crazy socks "because we are crazy about being drug-free at Concord," and looking sporty for "Team Up Against Drugs" day, Principal Megan Stryjewski stated.
Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the National Family Partnership and is an annual event to show intolerance of drugs in schools, workplaces and communities.
New Years ResolutionsA look back at Lindbergh students' resolutions from 2000Jan 28 2015I would like to stop the littering and the pollution of the earth, so animals will not be extinct and pull the whole food chain down - Joey Francis, fourth grade, Kennerly Elementary School ... Our TownConcord resident named county's director of electionsFey a 2002 graduate of Lindbergh High SchoolJan 28 2015Concord resident Eric Fey is now one of the most powerful election officials in the state, after being tapped last week by the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners as the county's director ... School NewsTrivia Night for Scholarships scheduled March 28Jan 28 2015The Lindbergh High School Alumni Associationís 11th annual Trivia Night for Scholarships will take place Saturday, March 28, at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane.... Our TownLindbergh student earns rank of EagleJan 28 2015Gabriel Stephan Poteet became Troop 25ís 153rd Eagle Scout in the Gravois Trails District, celebrating during a Court of Honor attended by family, friends, fellow Scouts and Scout leaders. ...