Career Dress Up Day: Red Ribbon Week 2011

Friday was Dream Career Day for our theme "Follow Your Dreams - Don't Do Drugs!" Students were encouraged to dress up as their dream career. Staff were encouraged to dress up like a career too!

Students dressed up like lawyers, teachers, movie stars, singers, cheerleaders, football players, nurses, doctors, and much more. Some students who dressed in their normal uniform attire told me that they were dressing up as students! :)

Teachers were dressed as a variety of careers as well. They dressed up as flight attendants, baseball players, coaches, nurses, doctors, and more. Some teachers wore their graduation caps and gowns from their undergraduate or graduate ceremonies!

I dressed up as a veterinarian! To make my "costume" I bought a white lab coat and wore it with dress pants and a button down shirt. I wore a stethoscope that I borrowed from my brother around my neck.  I printed out a name tag for myself that said "Dr. Schultz, Veterinarian" to help students learn what career I was dressed up as.  To complete the look, I carried around my dog and vet bag that I got from Ikea! I am really bummed that I didn't get a picture. It was so busy Friday that I totally forgot about it until after I got home! :(

I still need to take pictures of the red ribbons student council made in the school lobby using our drug free pledge sheets.  Student council also picked to college door decorating contest winners. I still need to figure out prizes for those! 

I plan to write about our first Career Cafe of the year too!

October was a very hectic and stressful month. I am hoping that November gets better! I have been trying to focus on the positive things that I am doing and share those ideas with you all.  It has been very challenging this year to stay positive.  pictures of all of the doors and the students came up with criteria to judge the doors. We watched a slide show of all of the doors first and then went back through to vote. It was tough because everyone did such a great job with their door decorations.
Check out the other posts I have written with Red Ribbon Week Ideas:
Red Ribbon Week Ideas 
BEE Drug Free Grocery Bag Decorations
College Pennant Display
Career Day Costume Idea - Vet

Red Ribbon Week 2011*  I will be continuing to add more posts to this list this week!

College Door Decorating Contest and Spirit Day
College, University, Military, and Trade School Day
Dress for Success and Drug Free Pledges

Wear Red Day
Career Dress Up Day

You can also access the google doc I created of the Red Ribbon Week theme flyer we handed out to teachers and posted around the school.  

How did you celebrate Red Ribbon Week this year? What themes did you use? Where do you find Red Ribbon Week ideas? Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

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