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NEISD Schools celebrate red ribbon week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates. This year Red Ribbon Week was celebrated October 21-25 at North East ISD.

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.

Additionally, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

Enjoy photos from Red Ribbon Week celebrations throughout the district.

Olmos Red Ribbon Week Olmos Red Ribbon WEek
Olmos Elementary recognized Red Ribbon Week with various activities during the week such as "Black out Drugs", "Give Hugs Not Drugs", "I'm too Bright for Drugs", "Drug Free is the Healthy Way to Be", and "We are RED'y to say no to Drugs". They ended their week long celebration with a Pep Rally sponsored by Lee HS.


Stone Oak Red Ribbon Week Stone Oak Red Ribbon Week
Students at Stone Oak Elementary School "Put A Cap On Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week.
Fox Run
Fox Run Fox Run
Fox Run Elementary School students supported this year's theme, "A Healthy Me is Drug Free." Students and staff decorated their classroom doors to support the cause. The Fox Run PTA hosted a contest for the best door decoration in each grade level. The winning classes will receive a Popcorn party by PTA. With a theme for each day, students wore specific items to show their pledge to being healthy.
Eisenhower Red Ribbon Week
The theme for this year's Red Ribbon Week was, "A healthy me is drug free". Eisenhower students were able to participate in the following ways:

- Monday: Program kick off; Crazy Socks- Sock drugs! Wear crazy socks to school.
Winner Circle members from Churchill High School help students fill out pledge cards at all three lunches.
- Tuesday: Sunglasses - Your future is bright! Stay away from drugs and wear your favorite sunglasses.
- Wednesday: Team Sport Shirt/Jersey Day - Team up against drugs and wear your favorite sport or college team’s shirt/jersey.
- Thursday: Neon Colors - Outshine drugs and wear neon, bright colors.
- Friday: Mix and match clothes - Drugs and I don’t mix, wear clothes that don’t match.

This was a fun and educational week for students as they joined in commiting to be drug-free.

Driscoll Red Ribbon Week Driscoll Red Ribbon Week
Driscoll celebrated Red Ribbon Week by decorating their campus and participating in drug free pledges! Each day had a different theme for students and staff to dress up to, to show their support in pledging to be drug free and to keep its campus safe and clean!

Posted on October 28, 2013