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WEB Crew Wraps Up Busy Quarter At LAMS

on January 3, 2018 - 5:30am
WEB Crew leaders Katie Wingo and Kira Lorenc wrap gifts for Adopt-A-Family members. The school adopted two local families for the holidays this year. Courtesy photo
WEB Crew News:

The Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew is working to wrap up a busy quarter with a variety of projects. The youth leaders taught bullying prevention lessons in 7th grade classrooms for Unity Day. The goal of the educational effort was to demonstrate how much your attitude and perspective have an impact on your decisions.

Red Ribbon week, Oct. 23-31 found the team with lots of activities. The wearing of red and the distribution of red ribbons launched the week and drew attention to the message of staying away from drugs and alcohol.  The HAT day message was to, “put a cap on drugs,” and red, white and blue day allowed students to, “pledge to take a stand against bullying and drugs.” Students signed a banner to formally demonstrate their pledge.

The local DWI Council purchased flower bulbs for WEB Crew leaders to plant during the week. Historically tulips are planted during the week across the nation. The bulbs will bloom during the month of April, which is underage drinking prevention month. Students plant the bulb to pledge to make healthy choices for themselves. The blooms in April remind them of that promise.

November found the youth team hosting an old-fashioned social event. Apple bobbing, pie eating, pumpkin carving and writing letters to local servicemen were some of the activities. The social gave students the opportunity to mingle and have some fun interaction between the various school Hawk teams, along with some friendly competition.

WEB Crew leaders adopted two local families in need for the holiday season. The effort was a first for WEB Crew leaders in 2016, when students rallied their entire school to help make life better for another. One young family was gifted with a variety of items from new winter coats and mittens, to clothes, toys, a holiday meal, canned goods and other non-perishable items that would last for weeks. The students were able to see how their planning and coordination could change the lives of people within their community.