James A. Dever Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week, from October 24-28, 2016. The theme for this year was “YOLO (You Only Live Once)”. Teachers and students were excited to take part in this important initiative to unite and take a visible stand against drug abuse. Dever joined thousands of schools across the country in supporting this campaign to create a drug-free America. The PTA and school planned numerous fun and informative activities for students throughout the week.
Highlights of the week included a door-decorating contest with the drug free messages and a poster contest. The top 3 posters will be submitted to the Red Ribbon Organization contest.
During the week, there was a list of daily activities which incorporated a drug free message that all students and school staff were asked to participate in:
• Wear school shirts or colors -“Our School is United to have a Drug Free Environment”
• Wear a hat,cap,bandanna, headband – “Outsmart Drugs, Use Your Head”
• Wear a College/NFL shirt or jersey – “Look to the Future, Stay Away from Drugs”
• Wear something red – “ I Believe in Me, Be Drug Free” (Parade of students)
• Wear Halloween colors – “Spook Out Drugs”
Most importantly, the students and staff took a pledge to be “drug free.”