FHSD Schools Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week

Posted on 10/24/2016

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be dipped in red the week of Oct. 24-28, as schools across the District and the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week, an event dedicated to raising awareness for alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention. Many FHSD schools will educate students on drug prevention with special events, activities and fun-themed spirit days.

FHSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris said it is great to see so many schools join forces and help educate the District’s youngsters on such a significant topic. “It is important that our school community unites to support drug prevention during Red Ribbon week,” Dr. Hendricks-Harris said. “Taking proactive steps to prevent drug abuse is imperative as we work to ensure our students are prepared for their futures. It is inspiring to see our students plan and participate in drug-free celebrations and hear them spread the message about making good choices and living healthy lives.”

Here’s what some of the FHSD schools have planned for this week.

Becky-David Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24: “Shade Out Drugs” (everyone wears sunglasses
Tuesday, Oct. 25: “From Head to Toe, I am Drug-Free” (everyone wears crazy hair and crazy socks)
Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Follow Your Dreams” (everyone wears their relaxing pajamas)

Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Drugs Are Old School” (everyone dresses up as someone from the 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s)
Friday, Oct 28
: “Drugs are Scary” or “Superheroes Say ‘NO’ to Drugs” (everyone dresses in either Halloween costume or superhero attire)

Becky-David counselors are also visiting every classroom to do an age-appropriate Red Ribbon Week lesson. Students will also be sent home with an activity where will write down what their dreams for the future are, and in return they will receive a red ribbon sticker and red ribbon pen.

Castlio Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Red, White and Blue Patriotic Day” (a celebration dedicated to our nation’s veterans. Students are asked to help pay for veterans’ meals during Castlio’s Veterans Pancake Dinner on Nov. 10)

Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “Drugs and I Don’t Mix: Mix-Match Day” 

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Put a Cap on Drugs – Hat Day”

Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Sticking Together Against Drugs – Dress with a Twin Day”

Friday, Oct 28
: “Castlio Spirit Day” (everyone will show support by wearing Castlio Red)

Daniel Boone Elementary
Monday, Oct 24
: “Staying DrugFree is No Sweat” (wear sweat pants)
Tuesday, Oct 25
: “Sock It to Drugs” (silly sock day)

Wed, Oct 26
: “Team Up Against Drugs” (favorite team wear)
Thurs, Oct 27
: “Put Drugs to Sleep” (pajama day)

Fri, Oct 28
: “Put a Cap on Drugs” (wear your hats to promote drug-free)

Fairmount Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24
: “STOMP Out Bullying Day,” (everyone gets to wear boots)
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “Make a New Friend Day” (everyone will wear their blue Fairmount shirt and give a compliment card to someone they usually don’t talk to)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Superhero and Stand Up for Others” (everyone wears a superhero shirt or cape to school
Thursday, Oct. 27: “Positive Posters Day” (everyone is encouraged to wear yellow for bright positivity)

Friday, Oct 28
: “Tip Your Cap to Kids with Kindness” (everyone will bring $1 and wear a hat to school, with proceeds going to Fairmount’s “We Wear Our Care” Support Program)

Harvest Ridge Elementary
This year’s goal for Harvest Ridge is to become the “School of Dreams,” which means being bully- and drug-free. Every student will receive a red wrist band, there will be assemblies presented by the NED show (Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best), and every day will also have its own theme.

Monday, Oct. 24: “Red Ribbon Rally Day”
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying” (everyone can wear their favorite sports team shirt)
Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Be a Jean-ius… Be Drug- and Bully-Free Day” (everyone will wear jeans)

Thursday, Oct. 27
: “I Elect to Be Drug- and Bully-Free Day” (everyone will wear red, white and blue)
Friday, Oct 28
: “Say NO to Bullying and Drugs, and Say YES to Books Day” (where everyone can dress up as their favorite book character)

 Donations will be collected for Honor Flight, and students will also work on signing a banner all week and pledge to be bully-and drug-free.

Henderson Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24
: “I Love My Drug-Free Selfie” (everyone will wear red to kick off the week and receive a red ribbon to be worn every day this week) Tuesday, Oct. 25: “Just Come as Your Selfie” (everyone will wear pajamas and receive a mini spiral notepad)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Be Your Super Selfie” (wear a superhero shirt or costume, everyone will receive a superhero sticker)
Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Be Your Groovy Selfie” (everyone will dress in a style from their favorite decade, and receive a peace sign tattoo)
Friday, Oct 28: “Come as Your Future Selfie” (all students will dress for success and dress as what they want to be when they grow up)

Independence Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Get RED-y to be Drug-Free” (students will wear as much red as they can)
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “Dream a Drug-Free Land” (everyone will wear their pajamas to school)
Wednesday, Oct. 26: “We are ‘PAWS’itively Drug-Free” (students can bring their favorite stuffed animal to class)

Thursday, Oct. 27
: “From Head to Toe, I’m Drug-Free Day” (everyone will wear crazy hair and silly socks)
Friday, Oct 28
: “Keep Drugs Out of the Story of Your Life Day” (everyone will dress as their favorite storybook character)

Warren Elementary
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together - Kindness Matters!” (students and staff wear Warren spirit wear to school and may do a kind act and write it on a handprint) 
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “The Healthy Force is With Me” (students and staff wear Star Wars shirts to school, and there will be a classroom activity about safe and healthy choices)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “We Can Elect to Make Safe and Healthy Choices” (students and staff wear red, white and blue and bring in a canned food item to donate to a local food pantry)
Thursday, Oct. 27
: “I have the power to make positive choices” (students and staff wear superhero shirts to school and discuss their favorite positive superpower)

Friday, Oct 28
: “Warren field day / fall parties” (students will participate in fall field day and fall party with their classmates)

Barnwell Middle School
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Crazy Day
Tuesday, Oct. 25: “Dress Like a Teacher Day”

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Sports Jersey Day”
Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Decade Day”

Friday, Oct. 28
: “Hawaiian Day”

Bryan Middle School
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Your Future is Bright Without Drugs” (everyone will wear neon to school) 
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “Lay Off Drugs and You’ll Be in Paradise” (everyone will wear Hawaiian clothes)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Don’t Get Tied Up in Drugs Day” (everyone will wear their favorite neck tie or tie-dyed shirt)
Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Hair-Band Day – Don’t Let Drugs Get to Your Head Day” (students can wear their favorite band shirt or crazy hair to school)

Friday, Oct 28
: “Stay Away From the Darkness of Drugs Day” (everyone can wear costumes)

Hollenbeck Middle School
Monday, Oct. 24
: “Drugs Are Ridiculous” (everyone wears crazy mixed up clothes)
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: “We’re Too Bright to Choose Drugs” (everyone wears bright or neon clothes)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
: “Love Yourself – Be Drug-Free” (everyone wears red)
Thursday, Oct. 27
: “Use Your Head, Be Drug-Free” (everyone wears a hat)

Friday, Oct 28
: “Being Drug-Free Is No Sweat” (everyone wears sweats)

Students will also have the opportunity to watch Natural High videos during Hawk Hour on Tuesday and Thursday, and they will be given information on drug awareness during daily announcements.

Saeger Middle School
Tuesday, Oct. 25
: Preferred Family Health will visit Saeger and talk to students about drug prevention during lunch.
Nov. 17
: Teen Drug Summit

Francis Howell Central High School
Monday, Oct. 24: “Marathon Day”
Tuesday, Oct. 25: “Red, White, & Blue Day”
Wednesday, Oct. 26: “Red Out”
Thursday, Oct. 27: “Tropical Day”
Friday, Oct. 28: “Forget Me Not Day”

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