Theresa Garcia, Principal

207 High Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045 Phone (575)542-9222


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug awareness campaign observed annually.

In 1985, Calexico, California donned red ribbons to honor slain Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. The red ribbon became their symbol for prevention in order to reduce the demand of illegal drugs. Congressman Duncan Hunter and teacher David Dhillon launched "Camarena Clubs" in California high schools and in 1985 club members presented a proclamation to Nancy Reagan. The following year, parent teacher organizations in California, Illinois and Virginia wore red ribbons during late October. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the U.S. Congress and chaired by Nancy Reagan.

Red Ribbon week will be scheduled as follows (including RVT, Central, and Southside):
· Monday, Oct 20th “Our world is brighter without drugs!” – wear bright colors
· Tuesday, Oct 21st “Follow your dreams not drugs!” – wear pajamas and slippers
· Wednesday, Oct 22nd “Parents set the example, be drug free!” – Parent-Teacher Conferences
· Thursday, Oct 23rd “Use your head! Do not do drugs!” – wear hats
· Friday, Oct 24th “Stay in the game, be drug free!” – wear Jerseys