Red Ribbon Week began Monday at Boonville area schools. Each school will celebrate with a theme each day as activities are planned throughout the week. The message behind Red Ribbon Week is to keep students away from drugs.
Hannah Cole Primary will celebrate 'We Rock Drug Free' throughout the week. On Monday students wore all red and received a 'drug free life rocks ribbon.' Tuesday, the students 'Put a Cap on Drugs' by wearing their favorite cap. KC Wolf, the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs football team visited the school and gave a presentation titled 'Don't Be a Bully. Be a Buddy.' Each student received a KC Wolf colored shirt. Students on Wednesday will wear their favorite athletic uniform and apparel with a 'Stay in the Game' theme. Thursday marks the theme of 'I'm a Jean-ious, I'm Drug Free' where the students will wear their favorite jeans. To mark the end of the week students will sing 'Our School Rocks Drug Free' at their morning concert.
Students at David Barton Elementary will celebrate 'Drug Free, the Healthy Way to Be' as their theme for the week. The week kicked off Monday with students and staff wearing sweatshirts and students receiving red ribbons that day as well. Tuesday began with the theme of 'Sock-it to Drugs' where students and staff wore mismatched or crazy socks. Wednesday 'Shades Out Drugs' with students and staff wearing sunglasses. In addition, students will receive a coupon for a free hamburger at McDonald's Restaurant. Students and staff will end Red Ribbon Week, wearing red or bright colored clothing.
Laura Speed Eliott students started on Monday wearing crazy ties for 'Tie One on Against Drugs.' On Tuesday they wore red to commemorate Red Ribbon Week. Wednesday, students will 'Team Up Against Drugs' while wearing their favorite team jerseys or T-shirts. Crazy socks will be worn on Thursday as the students 'Sock it to Drugs.' Twelve prizes will be given out to best dressed students each day. LSE will also be decorated with red ribbons, balloons, banners and streamers to add to the festivities and to remind students of the importance of the week.