Red Ribbon Week at NISD
Posted 10 - 19 - 2012




NISD students learn dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco during annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 22-26



 



OCTOBER 17, 2012                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



 



NACOGDOCHES — Students at all eight Nacogdoches Independent School District campuses will spend the week of Oct. 22-26 learning about the dangers of substance abuse during National Red Ribbon Week.



 



Drug Free banners at each NISD school will be filled with signatures of students who pledge to avoid substance abuse.



 



Wearing red ribbons to show intolerance for drug use began 27 years ago. The murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985 by drug traffickers in Mexico City led the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, to start the campaign.



To locally honor the week and show their support of a drug free lifestyle, each campus has chosen daily themes that tie to an opportunity to wear unique items to school. For example, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, students at Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language will celebrate Drugs Turn You Inside Out and can wear their Polo shirts inside out to recognize the theme.



 



Among the other slated activities, Thomas J. Rusk Academy for the Fine Arts plans to have a door decorating contest and Nacogdoches High School will have a bracelet giveaway, both on Wednesday, Oct. 24.



 



Participation in the themes is not required, but school officials said they encourage every student to share in the activities and celebrate the commitment to be drug free.



 



 



Sidebar:



Campuses dress up to get message out



Following is a schedule of planned special days and activities on NISD campuses:



 



Nacogdoches High School



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Sock it to Drugs and sign pledge to be drug free;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 —Give Drugs the Boot, western wear;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Bracelet Give Away;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Wear red; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 —Be on a Drug Free Team, wear team shirts.



 



Mike Moses Middle School



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Freaky Hair day, (no hair dye);



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Mix Match day;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Character day, dress as favorite (school appropriate) character;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Team loyalty day; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Crazy sock day.



 



McMichael Middle School



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Sports, not snorts, wear your favorite team jersey;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Give Drugs the Boot, wear boots;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Black Out Drugs, wear all black;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Put a Cap on Drugs, wear hats; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Living Drug Free is no Sweat — wear a sweatsuit.



 



Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Cap out Drugs, wear favorite cap;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Sock out Drugs, wear crazy socks;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — I elect to be Drug Free, wear a red, white or blue Polo shirt;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Shade out Drugs, wear sun shades; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 —BQJ teams up on Drugs, wear BQJ Shirts.



 



Emeline Carpenter Academy of Technology and Science



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Shade Out Drugs, wear sunglasses. Students will receive red ribbons;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Put a Cap on Drugs, wear hats to school;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Sock-it To Drugs, wear mismatched or crazy socks;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Red Day, wear a red shirt (must be uniform style) to school; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Team Up Against Drugs, wear a college or Carpenter Spirit shirt with jeans.



 



Fredonia Elementary



• Monday, Oct. 22 — We’re too Bright to Do Drugs, wear your favorite sunglasses. Students will receive a red ribbon to remind them to be drug free;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Real Heroes Are Drug Free, wear red/white/blue shirts (uniform style) to school;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — We’re Crazy About Being Drug Free, wear mismatched or crazy socks;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Use Your Head – Don’t Do Drugs, wear your favorite hat or cap; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Team Up Against Drugs, wear a college or Fredonia Spirit shirt.



 



Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Red Day, wear red for hugs not drugs;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Drugs Turn You Inside Out, wear polo shirt inside out;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Cap on Drugs, wear favorite cap;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Sock Out Drugs, wear crazy socks; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 —  Team Up Against Drugs, wear favorite sport team jersey and take Drug Free Pledge.



 



Raguet Elementary School



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Put a Cap on Drugs, wear favorite cap or hat;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Sock It to Drugs, wear crazy socks;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — I Elect to Be Drug Free, wear a red, white or blue standardized shirt;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — You Won’t See Me Doing Drugs, wear sunshades; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Raguet Teams Up Against Drugs, wear your favorite team shirt.



 



Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts



• Monday, Oct. 22 — Red Day, wear a red shirt (must be uniform style) to school and kindergarteners sign Drug Free pledge banner;



• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Give Drugs the Boot, western wear and first and second graders sign Drug Free pledge banner;



• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Drugs Turn You Inside Out, wear standardized clothing inside out; door decorating contest with judging at 3 p.m. and third and fourth graders sign Drug Free pledge banner;



• Thursday, Oct. 25 — Use Your Head – Don’t Do Drugs, crazy hat day, and fifth graders sign Drug Free pledge banner; and



• Friday, Oct. 26 — Hairs to a Drug Free lifestyle, crazy hair day; drug free guest and door decorating contest winner awarded during Jump Start.



 



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