Red Ribbon Week

October 21, 2020

October 26 starts RED RIBBON WEEK. This is a time where students will get an opportunity to learn about the dangers of drug use and abuse. Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people started wearing red ribbons to honor Kiki's sacrifice. In 1988, under President Reagen, they had the first official Red Ribbon Week. There will be lessons provided throughout the week to talk about the dangers of use and abuse of drugs. These will take place in Health classes and during the student lunch periods. The junior high and high school students will have an opportunity to pledge to grow up safe, healthy and drug free by: Understanding the dangers of drug use and abuse. Respecting themselves and being drug free. Spreading the word to family and friends about the importance of being healthy and drug free. There will be a banner set up to sign this pledge in the cafeteria and wrist bands will be handed out to these students. There may be some other activities in the works…. We also encourage all students to wear Red on Tuesday, October 27 and on Friday, October 30 in support. 

 

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