Southwest Schools planing Red Ribbon activities

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Faculty to have fashion show Thursday to model themed clothing

The Southwest School District will participate in Red Ribbon Week activities from Monday to Oct. 30 with overall theme of "Love Yourself. Be Drug-free."

"All students will be encouraged to participate in dressing up each day of Red Ribbon Week to show their commitment to be drug-free," said Angela Long, Southwest Middle School counselor.

Monday's theme is "I Might be Tacky, but I Love Me so I'm Drug-free." The students will wear tacky or mismatched clothes.

Tuesday's theme is "Love Yourself and Let your True Colors Shine Drug-Free." Kindergarteners and fifth- and ninth-graders will dress in red. First-, sixth- and 10th-graders will wear green. Second- and seventh-graders will wear purple. Third-, eighth- and 11th-graders will wear blue. Fourth- and 12th-graders will wear orange.

Wednesday's theme is "If you 'Mustache,' I Love Me so I'm Drug-Free." Students will wear a mustache or mustache attire.

The Oct. 30 theme is "Love Yourself and Stick Together by Saying No to Drugs." Students will dress in duct tape fashions.

Students must follow the building dress code policy, but may wear hats and caps if they follow each theme.

Elementary and middle school faculty will have a fashion show at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Long said. Teachers will show spirit week fashion wear by modeling examples for each theme.

Elementary students will be presented with the negative effects of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol during the counselor's weekly lessons, and they will get bracelets with the theme on them.

Middle school students and staff will participate in a video that embodies the theme, Long said. The video will be shown to the student body.

Middle school students will be studying drug prevention material during Teacher Advisory, which will be potential questions for "Who Wants to be Drug Free"-- a version of the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," she said. The game show is at 2 p.m. Oct. 30.

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