Drug awareness activities highlight week at MPISD

It’s Red Ribbon Week at Mount Pleasant ISD.

Between Monday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 26, the campuses of MPISD will schedule special events to inform students about the dangers of drug abuse and to encourage students to take a pledge to “Say No to Drugs.”

“Red Ribbon Week is a special time that we can let our students and staff know about the district’s commitment to be drug free,” said Dr. Judith Saxton, the district’s Director of Communications. “By planning special activities at the campus level, we can direct the message to our students in a way they will all understand.”

Each campus adopts a theme for each day of the week, Saxton explained. Students and staff then dress according to the theme.

Many of the campuses also plan age-appropriate special programs to encourage students to stay drug free.

Vivian Fowler Elementary School will start the week with their annual March Against Drugs and red balloon release on Monday. Corprew Elementary students will create drug-free messages with chalk around the school sidewalks on Tuesday. Students at Wallace Middle School will design their own red ribbons and write a rap song about avoiding the use of drugs.

On Wednesday, the MPHS Student Council will read over the PA system biographies of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and alcohol.

Many of the campuses also have classroom door-decorating contests, poster contests and essay contests, Saxton added. “The focus during the entire week is the benefits of staying drug-free.”

For more information on the activities of each MPISD campus, refer to the calendar below, contact your child’s school or contact the district communications office at 903-575-2000, ext. 1821.

The campus theme days and dress suggestions are:

Monday, Oct. 23

• CDC/EHS: Students Wear Drug Free Ribbons

•Annie Sims: No Drugs in My Future — Career Day

•E.C. Brice: Wear Red — Receive Ribbons to Wear All Week

•Corprew: The Grass is Greener When You’re Drug-Free — Wear Green

•Vivian Fowler: Enrique Camarena Day — Wear Red Shirts

•Wallace: Drug Use is Life Abuse — Wear Red

•MPJH: Team Up Against Drugs and Alcohol — Jersey Day

•MPHS: Keep Your Future Bright — Neon Day

Tuesday, Oct. 24

•CDC/EHS: Sock It to Drugs — Students Wear Crazy Socks

•Annie Sims: Like Me Drug Free — Wear Red Day

•E.C. Brice: Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs — Twin Day (Dress Up Like Your Friend)

•Corprew: My Future is Too Bright for Drugs — Wear Neon

•Fowler: Drugs Will Never See Me — Wear Camouflage

•Wallace: Write Your Own Positive Life Story by Avoiding Drugs — Dress as Your Favorite Book Character

•MPJH: Show Your School Spirit, Keep Drugs Out of Our School — Black and Gold Day

•MPHS: Team Up Against Drugs — Jersey Day

Wednesday, Oct. 25

•CDC/EHS: Don’t Let Drugs Ruin Your Dreams — Wear Pajamas

•Annie Sims: Drugs are Bullies — Got Orange — Wear It

•E.C. Brice: Don’t Get Tied Up with Drugs — Wear a Tie

•Corprew: Unity Day — Wear Orange to Unite and Stand Up to Bullying

•Fowler: Put a Cap on Drugs — Crazy Hat Day

•Wallace: Unite Against Bullying — Be First, Be Kind — Wear Orange

•MPJH: Power Up Against Drugs — Superhero Day

•MPHS: Don’t Fall into Drugs — Wear Fall Colors

Thursday, Oct. 26

•CDC/EHS: Dreaming of My Drug Free Future — Dress for Your Future Career

•Annie Sims: Drugs Don’t Have Spirit — Favorite Organization Day

•E.C. Brice: Drugs are Silly — Wear Silly Socks

•Corprew: Stop and Think, I’m Too Smart for Drugs — Wear Red

•Fowler: Wild About Being Drug Free — Wild Hair Day

•Wallace: Team Up Against Drugs — Wear Team Shirt or Jersey

• MPJH: Team Up Against Drugs — Twin Day

• MPHS: Don’t Trip on Drugs — Tie-Dye Day

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