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Schools promote drug-free lifestyles through Red Ribbon Week activities

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The annual Red Ribbon Week celebration and activities will be held at school campuses across the bi-county area. Planned activities promote drug and alcohol-free lifestyles with a focus on educating children on how to counteract peer pressure.

Monett Middle School will hold its activities Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. Monday has been named "Keep Life Colorful, Stay Drug Free," and all the students are asked to wear bright-colored clothing. Tuesday will be "Be Part of a Drug-free Team" day with everyone wearing their favorite team clothing. Wednesday has been named "Don't Let Drugs Twist Your Mind" day and students can dress in mismatched clothing. Thursday will be "I am too COOL for Drugs" day with students wearing sunglasses.

On Thursday, the school will host a speaker from "Think First" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. At the beginning of fifth hour, first lunch will go to lunch as normal and second lunch will report to the gymnasium. Student council will have some games and activities. Between lunches, students will be in the gymnasium where the student council will have a special program involving a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Central Park Elementary in Monett will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. The theme this year is "I Believe in Me, I'm Drug Free."

Monday will be declared red shirt day. Students are asked to wear a red shirt. The week will kick off with a special assembly. Students will receive a gift bag with a red ribbon, bookmark, lollipop, sticker and a pencil. Ozark Electric Cooperative will present a program.

Tuesday will be favorite sports team shirt day. Students are asked to wear their favorite sports team shirt and their red ribbon. Wednesday will be "Red Ribbon and a Smile" day. Pictures will be taken of students wearing a red ribbon and a smile. Thursday has been declared "Mismatched Shoe Day," and students can wear mismatched shoes and a red ribbon.

Friday is Cub Spirit Day, and students are asked to wear purple and gold to show pride in keeping their bodies healthy and drug free.

Monett Elementary School is hosting Red Ribbon Week activities this week, Oct. 18 through Oct. 21.

On Monday the theme was "Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs." The students attended an assembly focusing on making positive choices. It was also declared pajama day. Tuesday was "Team Up Against Drugs." Students wore clothing from their favorite sports. Wednesday was "Join the Fight Against Drugs" where students wore camouflage clothing to support in the fight against drugs.

Red day is Thursday with everyone wearing red in support of the cause. There will be a special assembly focusing on "The Power of No."

Monett High School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. Information will be distributed emphasizing the dangers of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse. Tamara Black with MoDOT will visit the school on Monday during lunch to promote Missouri's "Arrive Alive" program.

The week will include giveaways and incentives for participation.

Purdy Schools

Purdy R-II Schools will use the theme "Be a Super Hero, Have the Power to Say NO to Drugs" during its Red Ribbon Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. Monday is "Don't Let Drugs Twist Your Mind." Students can wear red, and there will be a Twizzler giveaway. All students will receive a RRW bracelet.

Tuesday is "Team Up to Put a Cap on Drugs." Students can wear hats or jerseys or both. Wednesday is "Black Out Drugs," and students are asked to wear black. Thursday is "Be a Super Hero, Say No to Drugs" and students can dress like a super hero.

Verona Schools

Verona Schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. Monday will be "Show Your Drug Free Spirit." Students will wear red. On Tuesday, the theme will be "A Drug Free Future Looks Bright" with students wearing bright neon-colored clothing.

Wednesday will be "Put a Lid on Drugs," and students will wear a favorite hat. Thursday is "Let's Put Drug Use to Rest," and students will wear pajamas. Friday's theme will be "Treat Yourself to a Drug-Free Life." Students will wear a Halloween shirts or Halloween colors. Fall parties will also be held on Friday. A citizenship and drug-free assembly will be held on Friday afternoon for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students.

The junior high and high school will be observing seat belt safety week sponsored by the Verona FCCLA.

St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence Catholic School of Monett will hold its celebration Oct. 25 through Oct. 29 beginning with "Scare Drugs Away" with a crazy hat and hair day on Monday. On Tuesday there will be a poster contest using the theme "Choice and Consequence."

Wednesday will be "Team Up Against Drugs," and students will wear sports attire. Thursday will be "Mix and Match" to confuse drugs and on Friday the theme will be "Wake Up Drug Free," and students are asked to wear sleep wear.

Information on Pierce City Schools' Red Ribbon Week was not available at presstime.

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