Red Ribbon Week

2017-2018 Red Ribbon Week themes are TBD (staff voting ends 8/26)

  • Monday 10/26:  Too Smart to Start (Report card day) college-branded attire
  • Tuesday 10/27:
  • Wednesday 10/28:
  • Thursday 10/29:
  • Friday 10/30:

2016-2017  Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration each October celebrating healthy, drug-free choices.  Each year RBSMS has different dress-up days and videos to promote participation and healthy choices.

Monday 10/24:  Team Up Against Drugs, (wear your favorite college team attire)  Morning Announcement Natural High video = soccer

Tuesday 10/25: Drug-free Is My SuperPower (Hero/SuperHero — no masks, props or other inappropriate items), Morning Announcments + Natural High video = dancing

Wednesday 10/26: Buddy Up Against Drugs (Buddy up with a friend and dress like twins) Morning Announcements + Natural High video = basketball

Thursday, October 27- Hair’s to a Drug Free Life (Wild hair)  AM Announcements + Natural High video = surfer/musician, Decorated-Door Judging.

Friday, October 28- Peace Out to Drugs (Wear tie-dye and peace signs)  AM Announcements + Natural High video = artist

Ms. Banks, Ms. Pinsky, Ms. Holzum

Counselor Nerds

Thing 1 & 2

Thing 1 & 2

Ms. Banks, Ms. Pinsky, Ms. Holzum

Ms. Banks, Ms. Pinsky, Ms. Holzum

 

 

 

RBSMS Natural Highs

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The Story Behind the Symbol

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes and dreams of making a difference.

Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines and became a police officer. When he joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk img_0882him out it. “I can’t not do this,” he told her. “I’m only one person, but I want to make a difference.”

The DEA sent Camarena to work undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel believed to include officers in the Mexican army, police and government. On Feb. 7, 1985, when the 37-year-old Camarena left his office for lunch, five men appeared at the agent’s side and shoved him in a car. A month later, Camarena’s body was found in a shallow grave. He had been tortured to death. 1

Within weeks of his death in March of 1985, Camarena’s Congressman  and high school friend launched Camarena Clubs in Camarena’s CA home. Hundreds of club members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifices made by Camarena and others on behalf of all Americans.  These coalitions began to wear red badges of satin, red ribbons, as a symbol Camarena’s memory. The Red Ribbon Week campaign emerged from the efforts of these clubs and coalitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Hawk's 1st pd 7th graders

Ms. Hawk’s 1st pd 7th graders

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Dr. Galbert's 1st pd

Dr. Galbert’s 1st pd

Dr. Galbert's 1st pd class

Dr. Galbert's 1st pd

Dr. Galbert’s 1st pd

Dr. Galbert's 1st pd

Dr. Galbert’s 1st pd

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Ms. Williams' 1st pd 6th pd

Ms. Williams’ 1st pd 6th pd

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Best Overall winner

Best Overall winner

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IMG_3255Join us in celebrating National Red Ribbon Week 2014 on Monday, October 27-Friday, October 31 where we promote making healthy, drug-free choices.

Monday 10/27:  WEAR RED DAY : Red Ribbon Kickoff day

Tuesday 10/28:  MIX IT UP DAY:  Students wear backwards, inside-out clothes and sit in different spots with different people to become more inclusive of others.

IMG_3253Wednesday 10/29: BUDDY UP (Twin Day) AGAINST DRUGS” DAY:  Students and staff were encouraged to dress alike… “Twin Day” to show that together we can buddy up to stay healthy and drug-free!

Thursday 10/30: TEAM UP TO BE DRUG-FREE:  Students and staff were encouraged to wear a school-appropriate team attire (no hats) because our Bulldogs team up against drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Friday 10/31: SPIRIT DAY:  Students and staff were encouraged to dress in our school IMG_3254colors Orange and Black to show your Bulldog Strong Spirit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Ribbon Week 2013 was October 28-31.  Red Ribbon Week is an event held annually across the country to celebrate making healthy, drug-free choices.  Celebrate Red Ribbon Week – not just for a week, but for life!  Pictures from the 2013-2014 RBSMS Celebration are available here.