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Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 - 28

Post ISD Drug Free program part of national campaign

Published Oct. 15, 2011 @ 6 a.m.
Updated Oct. 22, 2011 @ 9:26 p.m.

Emphasizing the overall theme,"It’s Up to Me to Be Drug Free," all Post ISD campuses celebrate Red Ribbon Week beginning Monday, Oct. 24.  Below are the schedules for each campus: 

Elementary School:

Monday:  "Red Day"- Wear red and your ribbon.
        
Tuesday:  "Put a Cap on Drugs" - Wear your favorite hat or cap.
        
Wednesday:  "Shade Out Drugs"- Wear your sun glasses.
 
Thursday:  "Doing Drugs Is Crazy"- Wear your craziest or mismatched clothes (stay in dress code).
 
Friday:  "Team Up Against Drugs"- Wear black and gold or a Post shirt.

Middle School:

Monday:  "Believe, achieve, succeed!"  Wear Red.  

Tuesday:  "Peace out to drugs."  Dress like a hippie.

Wednesday:  "Hair's to a drug free life." "Put a cap on drugs" Wear crazy hair or a hat.

Thursday:  "Black out Drugs."  Wear Black and show spirit for the JH Lopes.

Friday:  "Stay in the Game."  Wear Black and Gold spirit wear to support the HS Lopes.

High School:

Monday:  "Red Day"- Wear red and your ribbon.
        
Tuesday:  "Put a Cap on Drugs" - Wear your favorite hat or cap.
        
Wednesday:  "Shade Out Drugs"- Wear your sun glasses.
 
Thursday:  "Doing Drugs Is Crazy"- Wear your craziest or mismatched clothes (stay in dress code).
 
Friday:  "Team Up Against Drugs"- Wear black and gold or a Post shirt.

RED RIBBON WEEK BECAME NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IN 1988

Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. Agent Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years. His efforts led to a tip that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The dramatic events that followed Agent Camarena's disappearance were chronicled in national media in the United States.  They exposed the dark world of drug trafficking including how far drug traffickers would go to maintain power and control.

In Agent Camarena's home town, Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support turned into an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons. They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs in America. The following year the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the first Honorary Chairs.

Today, the Red Ribbon Week brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.

(For more information, visit www.redribboncoalition.com.)

 

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