October 14, 2013
October 18 – October 25, 2013
School and Community Activities
Friday, October 18th Pledge Day – Businesses and Homes hang a Red Ribbon or bow on their door or mailbox. MCHS Home Football Game: Give out red ribbons.
Saturday and Sunday,
October 19th & 20th Pee Wee Sporting Events (Soccer & Football), Give out Red Ribbons. Churches are encouraged to participate by giving out red ribbons to the congregation and hanging a red ribbon on their door.
Monday, October 21st Patriotic Day: Wear red, white, and blue to symbolize “United We Stand Against Drugs”. Hand out red ribbons/bracelets to students, poster contests at schools, and bulletin board, window or door decorations at schools.
Tuesday, October 22nd Stomp out Drugs Day: Wear boots and western wear.
Wednesday, October 23rd Drugs & I Don’t Match Day: All Schools wear non-matching clothes (must stay within dress code).
Thursday, October 24th Wear Red Day (Grade K – 12)
Friday, October 25th Team up on Drugs Day: Students, Teachers, School Personnel, Parents and Community are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s jersey or colors. Ex. Bulldogs, Tigers, Titans, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, U.T., etc. (must stay within dress code – no caps in building).
RBSHS Home Football Game: Give out red ribbons
The Red Ribbon Week Committee would like to encourage all classroom teachers to decorate a door to show support for Red Ribbon Week.
On Tuesday, October 22—K-9 drug dogs will visit elementary schools in Lafayette, and balloon releases will be held throughout the week (contact your elementary school for specific date/time inforamation).
About Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week began as an effort to develop an attitude of intolerance to the use of drugs. It was after the death of Enrique Camarena, an undercover drug enforcement officer who was brutally murdered, that parent groups across the nation work and displayed Red Ribbons to show support for a drug free community.
Please join the students, teachers, and school personnel of Macon County during the days of October 18th – 25th in showing support for this upcoming event. We encourage all businesses in Macon County to place a red ribbon or bow at the front of their business to let everyone know they are supporting this endeavor.
The Macon County School System continues to strive toward developing appropriate attitudes in young people relating to conflict resolution, drug prevention and the use of tobacco products. Following are a few of the professional development activities teachers, school personnel and administrators have attended throughout the 2012-13 school year and during the summer of 2013. These programs help to train school personnel when working with students for a safe and drug free school. For more information concerning Safe and Drug Free School activities, please contact Cindy Gammons at 666-2125.
Some of the professional development activities that have been attended include the Safe and Accountable Schools Conference which is held every year, and the annual DARE conference. In addition to these, our county employs school resource officers which work with our students and teachers in the areas of drug prevention and conflict resolution.