Red Ribbon Week chocked full of activities

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cassville Intermediate School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week beginning Monday, Oct. 28 and ending Thursday, Oct. 31 with a variety of awareness activities and lessons.

Across the nation, schools and communities will focus on safe and healthy choices through guidance lessons. Cassville students will celebrate the week with the theme "Showing good Charachter by being Drug Free," which will include a presentation by a local Elks Club.

Spirit Week activities are:

Monday -- I'm a Jean-ius Drug Free. All students are encouraged to wear jeans.

Tuesday -- Red Ribbon Day, all students encouraged to wear red. Students and staff will participate in the Red Ribbon Parade, starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Intermediate School and ending at the square in Cassville.

Wednesday -- Put a Cap on Drugs. Students may wear hats to school.

Thursday -- Be Your Own Commander, Duck Bad Choices. Students may wear camouflage or a Duck Dynasty shirt.

The staff at Cassville Intermediate School understands that families deal with substance abuse issues daily.

School personnel hope to enlist the community's support in making Cassville a safe and healthy place for youth to learn and grow.

Purdy

Elementary

At Purdy Elementary, students will celebrate the week's activities with the theme, "Doing Drugs will Haunt You for the Rest of your Life."

Spirit Week activities are:

Monday -- Red Day. Students are encouraged to wear red clothing.

Tuesday -- Camo/Duck Dynasty Day.

Wednesday -- Team Day/Hat Day.

Thursday -- Western Day/Farm Day.

Shell Knob

Elementary

Shell Knob Student Council members will lead students in a pledge to not take drugs at an assembly starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 to kick off the district's week-long event. Monday's theme is Put a Cap on Drugs and students may wear hats or caps to school.

Tuesday -- Smarties don't do Drugs. Students are encouraged to dress like a nerd.

Wednesday -- Stomp Out Drugs. Students are encouraged to wear mismatched socks and shoes.

Thursday -- My Future is Bright, Don't Do Drugs. Students are encouraged to dress in clothing reflective of the career they would like to have.

Friday -- Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs. Students may wear appropriate pajamas to classes.

The Middle School Character assembly will take place at 2:30 p.m. and the elementary school assembly will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Exeter

Exeter students will observe Red Ribbon Week activities from monday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 24. there are no classes scheduled on Friday, Oct. 25.

Monday students will gather for an anti-drug and anti-bullying assembly. Other activities follow:

Monday -- Slam Dunk Drugs. A basketball dunking contest is planned with prizes awarded in each age group.

Tuesday -- Put a Cap on Drugs. Students are encouraged to wear hats.

Wednesday -- I have the Power to be Drug Free. Students may dress as superheroes or in power apparel.

Thursday -- Exeter Tigers Don't do Drugs. Students are encouraged to wear clothing that displays the Exeter Tiger theme.

Rewards will be given for both daily and weekly participation.

Classroom doors will be decorated and judged for the week's anti-drug, anti-bullying theme. Classes with the winning door at the elementary and middle/high school levels will be given a popcorn party.

Southwest

Elementary

Elementary School faculty will be presenting a Fashion Show at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Teachers will be showing Spirit Week fashion wear by modeling examples of each day.

Students will be presented information on the negative effects of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol during the counselor's weekly lessons.

Students will be encouraged to sign their names on the "Trojans are Proud to be Drug Free" banner.

Students will also be encouraged to participate in dressing up each day of Red Ribbon week to show their commitment to be drug free.

Middle School

Students and staff will be participating in a video, which will be shown to the student body. The video will embody our theme by combining Trojan Pride and drug prevention.

Students are encouraged to join SWAY (Southwest Awareness Youth). SWAY is an organization of Southwest middle school students who take a stand against drugs and alcohol.

Students will also be encouraged to participate in dressing up each day of Red Ribbon week to show their commitment to be drug free.

Middle School faculty will be presenting a Fashion Show at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Teachers will demonstrate Spirit Week fashion wear by modeling examples of each day.

Students will be studying drug prevention material during Teacher Advisory, which will provide potential questions for "Who Wants to be Drug Free" -- a version of the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

High School

Students will be encouraged to participate in dressing up each day of Red Ribbon week to show their commitment to be drug free.

Trojan Pride Crew will be advertising the theme days in all buildings.
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