For a Valentine’s project, our SAC cut out a red heart for each student and staff member in the school. Each person’s name was printed on the heart and then the hearts were stuck up in the main hall of the school. If you found your heart, you brought it to the Valentine’s Dance and got a discount at the door. If this time of year has passed, you can cut out yellow stars and advertise that the stars of the school will be appearing in your hallways or cafeteria. It’s amazing how many apathetic types get stars in their eyes when they find their names.
The idea, Crush Grams, revolves around a can of Crush pop (soda) – it comes in orange, grape and strawberry flavors. You can have this fundraiser during the days preceding Valentine’s Day in February, or Sweetest Day in October. What you do is have people buy a crush gram for someone who they have a crush on. They would send it to that person, signed “From your Crush”. Cost of the Crush Grams range from 50 cents to a dollar. Student Council or NHS will deliver the crush grams on the designated day to every- one who is receiving them. The other part of the deal is that the person who sent the crush gram can insure that the student council or NHS members never tell the person whom they sent the crush gram to by purchasing “Crush Insurance”. Again, you can sell this for 50 cents to a dollar. Then the person who is sent the crush gram can never find out who sent it to them. The person MAY find out who sent the crush gram to them if the sender did not buy Crush insurance by paying Student Council or NHS 50 cents to a dollar. This increases the need to buy crush insurance when you are sending out the crush grams.
Not everyone is a romantic, so here is a way to accommodate the ones who are not lucky in love.
Olds High School has celebrated Anti-Valentine’s Day, which is apparently Friday, Feb. 15. The posters promoted that “Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone!” Students sold broken-heart cookies, played broken-heart love songs and had a Heart Stealing competition (where you don’t talk to the other kids or you lose your heart)! It’s a great day to dress in black. Think of all the country songs that you could play or the J. Geils Band had a great song . . . name that tune . . . “Love Stinks!” Or try Hannah Montana’s dad’s song, “Achy Breaky Heart!”
– Sandra Dorowicz
Olds High School, Alberta