Red Ribbon Week lessons at FPES


Students learn about 16 career clusters

Special to The Union Times



Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Kailey Newton talks about the Agriculture Career Cluster.


Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Allagha Foster wears goggles that give the effect of consuming several alcoholic beverages.


Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Adrianna Jeter talks with the fifth graders about the Finance Career Cluster.


Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Brandy Shepherd from UCCADA talks about the dangers of drug abuse.


Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Dustin Scruggs demonstrates the robots built at the CATE center.


Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Amber Frampton speaks about the Cosmetology classes at Union County High School.


UNION — Foster Park Elementary School promoted Red Ribbon Week with several events focusing on this year’s slogan, “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free.”

Mary Hooker, the Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Union County Career and Technology Center, worked with our Guidance Counselor, Rick Wade, to provide 16 career cluster presentations to fifth grade students. The presentations were made throughout the week by Union County High School students currently involved in classes at the Career Center.

After the presentations, each fifth grader reflected on all that they learned and wrote about future career choices. Jaidyn Walker wrote, “I want to be an entrepreneur as a veterinarian. My clinic will be named Precious Pets.” She mentioned Kailey Newton who represented the Agriculture Career Cluster. Kailey, a UCHS student, had brought her rabbit to show when she presented to the fifth grade classes.

Another student highlighted the presentation by Adriana Jeter who discussed the Finance Career Cluster. Shaniya Smith said that she could relate to what Adriana shared with them. Adriana discussed her plans to own her on pizza place. Shaniya said she wants a fashion store called “Drop it. Shop it.”

Anna Scott said that she enjoyed the Health Science presentation by Kiyanna Jennings and Me’Aria Thompson. Anna said that she wants to be an OB-GYN doctor because she loves babies. She also mentioned that her favorite part of the presentation was when the two students monitored her heart rate.

Both Foster Park fifth grade students and Union County High School students indicated they would like to have similar activities in the future.

Foster Park third and fourth grade students also had a guest speaker in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. Brandy Shepherd, from Union County Alcohol and Drug Commission, kept the students engaged in her presentation. She used balloons, food coloring, and goggles to teach about peer pressure and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

Foster Park students learned many valuable lessons during Red Ribbon Week.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Kailey Newton talks about the Agriculture Career Cluster.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Red-Ribbon-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Kailey Newton talks about the Agriculture Career Cluster.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Allagha Foster wears goggles that give the effect of consuming several alcoholic beverages.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Red-Ribbon-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Allagha Foster wears goggles that give the effect of consuming several alcoholic beverages.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Adrianna Jeter talks with the fifth graders about the Finance Career Cluster.
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Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Brandy Shepherd from UCCADA talks about the dangers of drug abuse.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Red-Ribbon-3.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School learned about the careers they could have if they remained drug free. They also learned about the dangers of substance abuse involving drugs and/or alcohol and the effects of these mind altering substances. Here Brandy Shepherd from UCCADA talks about the dangers of drug abuse.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Dustin Scruggs demonstrates the robots built at the CATE center.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Red-Ribbon-6.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Here Dustin Scruggs demonstrates the robots built at the CATE center.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School During Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at Foster Park Elementary School not only learned about the dangers of substance abuse, but also about the careers they could have if they remain drug free. The Red Ribbon Week program offered by the school included presentations on 16 career clusters by Union County High School students currently taking classes at the Career Center. Amber Frampton speaks about the Cosmetology classes at Union County High School.
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Students learn about 16 career clusters

Special to The Union Times

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