Small Town Times February2018 (1)

Small Town Times National Wear Red Day By: Siarah Willenberg February 2018 Issue 3-7 The Edition of Love Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Phone: 308-446-2244 Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Student Editors: Rachel Linden, Siarah Willenberg Marrisa Zentz, Chanachon “Nam” Boonphakdee Inside this Issue 1 2 National Wear Red Day 3 4 Valentine’s Day 5 6 7 School Board Minutes 8 Counselor’s Corner 9 College Planning Bulletin Senior Spotlight New Teacher News National Pizza Day Groundhog Day On this day people wear the color red because it stands out and because the color red is a confidence booster and makes you feel powerful. On this day, red is used to stand for the number one killer in women- heart disease. In the year 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute decided to take action against the disease that was taking 500,000 women's lives each year. They believed that women were not paying enough attention to this disease and that people believed the misconception that men suffer from heart disease more than women. That is when National Wear Red day came about. It is held every year on the first Friday in February to raise awareness. This February will mark the 14th year of this National Day. Since the inception of this day, some very positive changes have come about, including these:      Superintendent’s Report Principal’s Report General Funds 10 11 12 25 Ideas to Build Confidence 13 February Activities & Events Calendar    Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change More than one-third of women have lost weight More than 50% of women have increased in their exercise 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels One-third of women have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans Today nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day Death in women has decreased by more than 30% over the past 10 years February Lunch Menu FBLA News & Events Although the improvement is great, we still have a lot more work to do. One in every three women die of heart disease and strokes every year- but there is something even more powerful- millions of people coming together to raise awareness in mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends, and making a difference. 1