Pinellas schools to mark Red Ribbon Week in variety of ways

Ways to mark Red Ribbon Week

Last week and this week Pinellas schools have been celebrating Red Ribbon Week, a national antidrug and education campaign honoring DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died in 1985 while working undercover in the investigation of a major drug cartel. His family and friends wore red satin badges in his memory. Here's a sampling of how some school are observing Red Ribbon Week:

Meadowlawn Middle School, St. Petersburg

Monday: Students wear favorite sports team jersey.

Wednesday: Students wear red bracelets.

Bay Point Elementary, St. Petersburg

Activities: A Red Ribbon banner will hang in car circle; students wear red ribbons; antidrug morning news announcements.

Cross Bayou Elementary, Pinellas Park

Monday: Students wear "I Pledge to be Drug Free" bracelets.

Thursday: Too Bright for Drugs Day, students wear sunglasses.

Friday: "Hugs not Drugs" Day, students bring favorite stuffed animal to hug during the day.

Mildred Helms Elementary, Largo

Monday: Students wear red ribbons.

Tuesday: Team Up Against Drugs, students wear favorite sports shirt.

Wednesday: Join Fight Against Drugs, students wear camouflage clothes.

Thursday: Sock It to Drugs, students wear crazy socks.

Safety Harbor Elementary

Monday: Students wear "To Smart To Start" sticker or Say "Boo" to Drugs tattoo.

Wednesday: Drugs Turn you Inside Out, students wear clothes inside out. Thursday: Put a Cap On Drugs, students wear a hat and red clothes.

Sunset Hills Elementary, Tarpon Springs

Monday: Students wear red. Tuesday: Peace Out to Drugs, students wear peace sign clothes. Wednesday: Real Heroes are Drug Free, students wear red, white, blue. Friday: Drugs and I Don't Mix, students wear mismatched clothes.

Sutherland Elementary, Palm Harbor

Monday: Turn your Back on Drugs, students wear shirts backward. Wednesday: Students wear red day.

Friday: Say ''Boo" to drugs, students wear orange/black clothing.

Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary

Monday: Tarpon Springs Mayor Beverley Billiris kicks off the week; students wear red ribbons, and sign pledges.

Tuesday: Drugs Turn You Inside Out, students wear shirts inside out.

Woodlawn Elementary, St. Petersburg

Activities: Students take pledge to remain drug free; essay contest and celebration with treats and certificates.

Bay Point Middle, St. Petersburg

Thursday: Hawaiian-LEI off drugs day, students go Hawaiian.

Other activities: door-decoration contest, students make wreath using hand prints and pledges.

Oak Grove Middle, Clearwater

Activities: students wearing tie-dyed/red shirts, poster contest, door-decorating contest, pledge signing and a "secret prize patrol" circulating all week catching students wearing red ribbons and winning prizes.

Palm Harbor Middle

Tuesday: Sidewalk Chalk event, students create antidrug messages in chalk on sidewalk squares.

Other activities: themed dress-up days, student sign drug-free life pledges.

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Pinellas schools to mark Red Ribbon Week in variety of ways 10/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 24, 2009 4:30am]

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