Shell Knob School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Red ribbon week photoEach year schools across the nation participate in Red Ribbon Week near the end of October. Schools teach students about being bully free and what bullying is and/or schools teach about the harmful effect of drugs. Students across the nation participate to learn healthy habits and make pledges to stay drug free. There is a National theme that schools can participate or they can make their own theme.

red ribbon week photoThe Student Council students decided to have different themes for the lower grades and add a special component to the middle school activities. Each day StuCo members drew names of students and gave them prizes for participating by wearing their red ribbon or red bracelets. Classes also received a daily reminder as a take home prize to remind them to stay drug free. The Student Council students hung red all over the school to “go red” to support drug awareness.

red ribbon weekShell Knob Elementary traditionally celebrates by wearing special colors and outfits to show their support and signs pledges. This year 4th -8th grade added planting the promise to the other Red Ribbon week activities. Students planted 100 red tulip bulbs that will hopefully bloom in the spring to remind students of their promise. The whole school K-8th grade dressed to show their support to be drug free. Monday was; Red, White, and Blue Day: Too American to do Drugs. Tuesday was; Wild Hair Day: Too Weird to do Drugs. Wednesday was; Stereotype Day: Happy to be Me and Drug Free. Thursday was; Charger Day: Charging Toward being Drug Free. Friday was; Your Future is Key so be drug Free (Which is the National theme). Also, 4th-8th grade students that kept their bracelet on all week had their name put into a drawing for big prizes at the monthly spirit assembly.