National Red Ribbon Week

October 20-24, 2014

During the week of October 20th-24thwe are celebrating National Drug Awareness Week, otherwise known as Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a national, school-based event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camerena, a DEA special agent who lost his life fighting the war on drugs. Parents in Illinois and Virginia launched the first Red Ribbon Campaign, hoping that it would serve as a reminder of Camerena’s sacrifice and encourage others to take a stand against drug abuse and violence. Today, millions of Americans across the nation proudly wear red ribbons in October as a symbol of their commitment to make America drug-free.


This year Driscoll Middle School has planned a different theme for each day of Red Ribbon Week. We hope that all the students and staff will join in the fun by dressing to fit the theme each day. Please see the “Red Ribbon Week Schedule” link below for more details.


Red Ribbon Week Schedule (PDF)


Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

Entires due Friday, October 24th by 1pm


See flyer below for requirements and guidelines.


Poster Contest Flyer (PDF)


8th Grade ReadiStep Testing

Tuesday, October 28th


All 8th grade students will take the ReadiStep test on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  Please make sure your 8th grader arrives to school on time and eats a healthy breakfast on the morning of the test. This will prepare your child for testing success!  

Please remind your child of the following things regarding ReadiStep Testing:

1. Test date: October 28th.  THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS. Please make sure your child is here on the day of testing and on time.

2. They do NOT need to bring pencils or calculators. Both will be provided.

3. They will be taking the test with their Advisory teacher. Advisory listing will be posted throughout the school and on the counseling window on October 24th.

4. It is a TIMED test.. so use time wisely.


For more information on ReadiStep testing visit and view the following links:

ReadiStep Video (MP4)

ReadiStep FAQs (PDF)

Thank you from the Counseling Department!



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