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Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  I hope that you had an enjoyable summer and look forward to a successful and activity filled year. Throughout the school year, students will be focusing on many different themes within the counseling curriculum.  These monthly themes may be found by clicking on the corresponding sidebar link.

High Tech -
Drug and Technology Awareness Event

Please join us on Oct. 18th at the St. Croix Falls School District for a Drug and Technology Awareness Event.  This event is FREE!  Dinner begins at 5:00, speakers will start at 6:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m.  This is for ALL Polk County students (5th grade and older), parents and community members.  Presentations will include: two speakers from Hazelden, the MN Adult and Teen Challenge Program, Brian Cole and Kari Hoien.  Please register at High Tech-Drug and Technology Awareness.

We hope you are able to attend as we continuously work together to build a healthy and drug-free community!

Fourth Grade students helped to build the slogan "2 SMART 2 START-DRUG FREE!"

Red Ribbon Week Celebration

October 22nd - 29th

Dresser and St. Croix Falls Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24th – Oct. 27th.  The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to help children build a strong foundation by making positive, healthy choices. 

  *Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. For more information and the story of how this campaign began visit *

             You will soon find a schedule of the “Themes” for each day, as the Red Ribbon committee will combine special activities with the classroom guidance lessons this month.  We hope that you will encourage your child to participate in the activities that will be offered.

            We would like to thank you in advance for your support!

            ~Red Ribbon Week Committee



Red Ribbon Week Themes


Tuesday - 

Kick-off at 8:30 a.m. in the Gym. High School Band will perform & the Elementary students will sing our School Song.


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Throughout the week, students in grades 1st – 4th will solve trivia questions and place letters in a giant “Wheel of Fortune” type of puzzle.  Students will have the opportunity to solve the puzzle during the week, with only one guess per day.

** Each day we will count student participation and keep a visual chart in the hallway.  

     The class with the greatest “team” effort will be acknowledged at the end of the week.