The annual celebration of National Red Ribbon Week was held from October 26-30, 2020 with communities and students across America committing themselves to living drug-free lives. National Red Ribbon Week serves as a tribute to Special agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena of the DEA, who was killed in Mexico by drug traffickers. This tragic event produced an immediate outpouring of grief, but overtime has generated a sense of hope across America. That hope is being kept alive through the hardwork of thousands of Americans who participate in Red Ribbon events during the month of October. With more than 150,000 schools and organizations taking part, Red Ribbon Week is the largest anti-drug event in the United States.
Drug prevention information and instruction was built into the curriculum varying by grade level and presented at several different times throughout the year. The Middle School celebrated the following themed days and are featured in the photo album below as well:
- Monday and Tuesday were Team up against drugs "Twin Day"
- Thursday and Friday were Battle against drugs "Camo Day"
Information was presented in the Google Classrooms this year to all grades K- 4 to help reinforce and educate our students on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. The theme days listed below were followed by the elementary and intermediate levels in an effort to actively deliver this powerful message and get the students actively involved:
- Monday, October 26- Wear ALL Red Day-RED-Y for a Drug Free Life!
- Tuesday, October 27- Wear Red, White and Blue - I ELECT to be Drug Free!
- Thursday, October 29-Dress like you are going camping! - Tell Drugs to take a Hike!
- Friday, October 30 - Wear Halloween/Orange and Black Shirts- Say BOO to Drugs!
Principal McConnell of Borland Manor Elementary also read to student during Red Ribbon Week! You can watch it here!