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. 17 through Oct. 20. Monday has been named "Wake Up to a Drug-Free Life," and all the students are asked to wear pajamas.
Tuesday will be "Tip Your Hat to Being Drug-Free" day with everyone wearing their favorite hats. Wednesday has been named "Join the Fight Against Drugs" day and students can dress in camo clothing. Thursday will be "Be a Part of a Drug-Free Team" day with students wearing gold, and there will be a spirit stick challenge.
On Thursday, the school will have a speaker in the morning followed by a cook-out. Seventh graders will go to lunch first and then report to the gymnasium. Eighth graders will report to the gymnasium and then go to lunch. There will be activities in the gym.
Central Park Elementary in Monett will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 through Oct. 28.
Monday will be declared "Don't Let Drugs Take You Backwards" day, and students can wear a shirt backwards.
Tuesday will be "Wear Red for Red Rally Day." KC Wolf (Dan Meers), the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, will visit the school for a special assembly. He will speak to the students about making positive choices and being a winner in life. Students are asked to wear red to show support for Red Ribbon Week and for KC Wolf. The students will be given a special Red Ribbon Week sticker that celebrates the decision to stay drug free.
Wednesday is "Be a Life Saver-Don't Do Drugs." Students will wear a shirt in their favorite Life Saver color.
Thursday's theme is "Protecting Americans Against Drugs." Students are asked to wear red, white and blue for patriotism.
The week will end with "Show Your School Spirit, Pledge to Be Drug Free" on Friday. Students can wear school colors and will be given an opportunity to sign a pledge to live a drug-free life, which will be displayed throughout the school year.
Monett Elementary School is hosting Red Ribbon Week activities Oct. 24 through Oct. 28.
On Monday, the theme will be "I'm a JEAN-ius. I'm Drug-Free." There will be a discussion during morning celebrations about making positive choices. Everyone is invited to wear jeans and will be given a sticker each day that will show the theme.
Red Day is Tuesday with everyone wearing red in support of the cause. A special assembly will be held with KC Wolf (Dan Meers), the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs. He will be speaking to the students about making positive choices and being a winner in life.
On Wednesday, the theme will be "Put a Cap on Drugs." Students are asked to wear a cap in support of a healthy lifestyle.
Thursday is "Hair's to a Drug-Free Life." Students will have crazy hair day. Students can use temporary spray coloring on the hair. Teachers will also have some temporary spray coloring, and it does wash out with shampoo and water.
Friday is "Show Your School Spirit, Be Drug-Free." Students will show school spirit by wearing school colors.
Monett High School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. Information will be distributed focusing on three target areas: synthetic marijuana, over-the-counter-drugs and alcohol. There will be give-aways during lunch all week, including bracelets and pens that display the slogan, "It's Up to Me to be Drug-Free."
Purdy R-II Schools will use the theme "I'm Too Proud to Do Drugs" during its Red Ribbon Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 24 through Oct. 27.
Monday is "Drugs Destroy Dreams." Students can wear pajamas.
Tuesday is "Represent Your Team." Students can wear clothes and hats that represent a team.
Wednesday is "Eagle Pride," and students are asked to wear black and gold.
Thursday is "Show Your Drug-Free Pride," and students are asked to wear red.
The Verona School District will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. The theme is "The Magic of No."
A kick-off assembly was held at the Verona Elementary, presented by the Ozark Electric Coop, on Oct. 13. During the month of October, kindergarten through sixth grade students will make posters encouraging kids to stay drug-free. There will be lessons presented in each classroom on the importance of being safe, healthy, and to make good choices.
During Red Ribbon Week, beginning on Oct. 24, the elementary students will celebrate by the clothes they wear. On Monday, the theme will be "Celebrate Red Ribbon Week," and students will wear red. Tuesday is "Give Drugs the Slip Day," and students will wear slippers and pajamas.
Wednesday is "Sock it to Drugs Day" with students wearing crazy socks. Thursday is "Put a Lid on Drugs Day" with students wearing hats, and Friday is "Show Your Spirit and Stay Drug-Free Day," and students will wear school colors.
St. Lawrence Catholic School of Monett will hold its Red Ribbon week celebration Oct. 24 through Oct. 28, using the theme "Believe, Achieve, Succeed, Drug Free." Students will begin the week by signing a drug-free banner and wearing red.
On Tuesday, students will make drug-free posters.
Wednesday will be "Drug-Free Fun" with students having a crazy hair day and jersey day.
Thursday will be "Put a Lid on Drugs," and students can wear hats.
Friday will be "Read to Succeed-Drug Free." It will be pajama day, and students can snuggle up and read a book.
Pierce City Elementary
Pierce City Elementary School will follow its theme of "Super Heroes" during Red Ribbon Week. During the last week of October, each day will have a special emphasis, such as "Super Heroes Sock It To Drugs" when students will wear crazy socks. Activities are planned for each day of the week.