Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/28/2016
Group of Hurt Park Elementary students dressed in team jerseys"You Only Live Once" (YOLO) was this year's theme for Red Ribbon Week.  The week long campaign allowed our schools to highlight the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as well as promote healthy behaviors.  Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) sponsors Red Ribbon Week.  Area schools are being judged for their spirit, making a difference, collaborative efforts, and much more. 

Many of our schools have decorated the outside of their buildings with red ribbons.  They also have a theme each day that encourages students to be drug-free.  For example, staff and students at Fallon Park Elementary team up against drugs by wearing their favorite team jerseys.  At Preston Park Elementary, students elect to be drug free by wearing red, white and blue.  Wasena Elementary wore pajamas to show they won't let drugs get in the way of their dreams.  At Lucy Addison Middle and Monterey Elementary, superheroes said no to drugs.

Round Hill students wearing redRound Hill teacher wearing redFishburn Park student wearing huge fake mustacheTwo Fishburn Park students wearing fake mustachesFallon Park teachers wearing team jerseysGroup of Fallon Park students wearing team jerseysPreston Park students wearing red, white, and bluePreston Park student wearing an American flag shirtYOLO sign at Round Hill
Drug free bulletin board at Preston ParkGroup of wasena students wearing pajamaswasena student wearing snoopy pajamastwo virginia heights students dressed in retro clothingtwo virginia heights teachers dressed in retro clotheswacky tacky day at james madison middlewacky tacky day at James Madison MiddleRoanoke Academy teachers dressed up as book charactersgroup of rams students dressed up as their favorite book charactersTwo Morningside students dressed in team jerseysthree monterey students dressed as superheroesLincoln terrace student wearing a winter hatLincoln terrace teacher wearing a hatTwo Addison students and a teacher dressed as superheroesMr Williams dressed as Batman, Principal Johnson dressed in superman shirtGrandin Court students wearing sunglassesHighland Park students wearing various animal costumesHurt Park teacher and student wearing team jerseysTwo Jackson Middle students dressed as BatmanFairview staff dressed in team jerseysHighland Park student dressed as a lion
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