Monday, January 23, 2012

Rupert Students Take a Stand Against Drugs.

Blogger's Note: Maybe I should just start calling this John Armato's blog ...

Day 4, Rupert students "Teamed Up" against drugs
Recently, the students and staff of Rupert Elementary School participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week, which is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.
Red Accessory day was on Day 2

Rupert Principal Matt Moyer along with the teaching staff organized a week long series of events starting with Day 1 Red Ribbon Week Kickoff during which all students received a drug free sticker and were given time to sign the school’s pledge to be drug free.   

On Day 2, students participated in “Red Accessory Day” during which they had opportunity to wear red accessories such as jewelry, hats, scarves, ties, socks, etc. with their regular school uniform.  

On Day 3, students participated in “Scaring Drugs” by wearing their favorite scary costumes.   
Rupert students made anti-drug posters as well.

Day 4 saw the students and teachers “Team Up Against Drugs” by wearing their favorite sports teams’ tee-shirts or jerseys. 

The week long activities ended with “Put A Cap on Drugs” where students were allowed to wear their craziest hat along with their school uniforms. 

Mr. Moyer explained, “I am proud of our students and staff for making such a personal commitment to live a drug free life.”

1 comment:

  1. The main reason we are saving our society is for the future of these children. While they may only have an inkling on what this campaign is about right now, I’m sure they’ll appreciate our commitment to this advocacy, once they’re old enough to understand how detrimental drug addiction could be. I hope they’ll continue to take a stand and support this advocacy by then. Here’s to living a drug-free life!

    Donnie Benson @ Midwest Institute for Addiction