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October 26, 2012


MRH Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week, October 29 - November 2

Anti Drug Pledge:
I pledge to be drug free and support the National Anti-Drug Campaign by taking a stand against alcohol and drug abuse.

Red Ribbon Week is said to be the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  The website states “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.”

In September a small group of MRH 6th graders attended the Red Ribbon Training along with students from other St. Louis County schools. “The training focused on alcohol and drug awareness and drug-use prevention,” shared Lesa Thomas, MRHE Counseling Intern. “Students were shown how alcohol and drugs effect the body and were given ideas for activities to take back to MRHE and share with their peers.” 6th grade students attending a red ribbon week training event with other local area students from neighboring districts

The group continued to meet weekly to work on promoting drug prevention in our school. They created and hung posters around the building, organized a raffle for students to win Red Ribbon themed prizes and invited well-known MRH High School Guidance Counselor Gwen Donnell, to Gathering on October 25th to lead all students in singing My Mind is Mine. “These students even planted red tulip bulbs in the elementary garden to represent Red Ribbon Week and their pledge to remain drug free.” added Laura Tetley, MRH Elementary Garden Co-ordinator.

All students are encouraged to take the Anti Drug Pledge and are invited to participate this coming Red Ribbon Spirit Week.

Red Ribbon Week Activities

  • Monday, October 29 Red Alert: We’re Socking it to Drugs - Wear red clothing and or socks during the school day
  • Tuesday October 30,”Crazy Hat Day” - Wear your craziest/favorite hat
  • Wednesday, October 31 Team Up Against Drugs - Wear athletic gear supporting their favorite team or school
  • Thursday, November 1, “I’m a Jean-ius: I’m Drug Free” - Wear jeans. Wearing a red shirt would show further support
  • Friday, November, 2 “ Follow Your Dreams: Don’t Do Drugs - Wear pajamas throughout the school day

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.