AES takes stance against drugs
Neighbors | Submitted.AES students wore exercise outfits on Oct. 24 as a part of the school's Red Ribbon Week. The school used the conversations of choosing a drug-free life to talk about making healthy choices, like exercising.
Neighbors | Submitted.Students dressed in fancy clothing for the "Too Fancy For Drugs" theme on Monday Oct. 23. Second grade teacher Kristin Havaich and school counselor Penny Callahan organized the Red Ribbon Week to begin conversations about drugs with students at school and at home.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary Schools students dressed as their favorite super heroes as a part of their "Super Heroes Don't Do Drugs" day on Oct. 26. Many dressed as comic book characters, but some dressed as police officers or fireman. Second grade teacher Ashley Wallace wore a shirt commemorating her hero Cam Jaros, a student at Austintown currently fighting cancer.
Neighbors | Submitted.Students at Austintown Elementary School dressed in bright clothes on Oct. 25 for the school's "My Future Is Too Bright For Drugs" theme. Kristin Havaich, second grade teacher and care coordinator at the school, said the school had not done Red Ribbon Week for a few years after the schools combined, but she felt the school needed to bring it back in the wake of the opioid crisis.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary School teachers and staff dressed up along with students for Red Ribbon Week. The school had a different theme for each day. On Oct. 26, the school dressed as super heroes for their day of "Super Heroes Don't Do Drugs." Pictured are, from left, Ashley Wallace, Kristin Havaich, Penny Callahan and Julie Emrich.
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