Red Ribbon Week Theme Idea

Red Ribbon Week is October 25th-29th.  Red Ribbon Week is a week to raise awareness about the importance of being drug free.

This year our theme for Red Ribbon week is "Believe, Achieve, Succeed - Drug Free!" All of the events we planned for Red Ribbon Week are related career to reinforce the school to career connection and the importance of students choosing to be drug free for their future.

Below are descriptions of events we are hosting for Red Ribbon Week. 

School Spirit Day
For School Spirit Day we are asking all students, faculty, and staff to show school pride by wearing school colors.

College, University, Trade School, and Military Day
For College, University, Trade School, and Military Day we are asking students to show pride for their future by wearing a favorite college, university, trade school, or military shirt. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to participate.

We contacted local colleges, universities, trade schools, and military recruitment agencies to get giveaways, such as shirts, pens, pencils, stickers, pins, and pennants. We are planning to use the giveaways as prizes for our Positive School Wide Behavior Intervention and Support Plan (SWPBIS).

Dress for Success Day
On Dress for Success Day, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to dress their best and look ready for success.

Career Dream Day For Career Dream Day, we are encouraging students to answer the question? What is your dream career? Students will be permitted to wear clothing that matches their future career dream. For example, if a student wants to be in the army, they could wear a camouflage outfit. If the student wants to be a nurse or a doctor, they could wear scrubs)

Wear Red Day
For Wear Red Day we are encouraging students, faculty, and staff to wear red and pledge to be drug free for your future! “Celebrate Red Ribbon Week –not just for a day, but for life!”

How are you celebrating Red Ribbon Week? Comment below, email me, tweet, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

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  1. We are combining it with Character Counts week. Monday will be recycle day, Tuesday we are having a poster contest and the winner will receive a free TARDY pass to class (a bigger deal that you might suspect!). Wednesday we are selling cookies during lunch with all the $ going to our local humane society. Thursday we are selling chatterboxes..which are basically notes to friends with candy attached. Friday we are all wearing red and we will be decorating whatever we can find with red ribbon.


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