The students and staff of Rupert Elementary School took part in Red Ribbon Week, which is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Mr. Matt Moyer, Rupert Principal, designated each day of the week with a special theme that allowed students to actively participate in their pledge to be drug free. Activities included:
- Monday was designated as “Red Accessory Day,” where students received a drug free red ribbon and signed a pledge to be “drug free.”
- Tuesday was designated as “Students Stay in the Game, Be Drug Free,” where students were allowed to wear the team tee-shirt or jersey uniform of their favorite team.
- Wednesday’s theme was “I Rock Because I’m Drug Free” and students wore tee-shirts or accessories of their favorite band or singer.
- Thursday was designated as “Say Boo to Drugs” where students were allowed to wear their favorite Halloween accessories.
- Friday, the final day of the week, was designated as “Hair’s To a Drug Free Life” where students could wear crazy hairstyles or a favorite hat or hair accessory.
Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live a drug free life.
Throughout the week, Moyer emphasized, “We are proud to take part in this week which commemorates DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena who died in the line of duty. It is vitally important that we help teach our young people the value of making proper life decisions which will ultimately affect their success as adults.