Schools celebrating Red Ribbon

Published 10:57 pm Monday, October 27, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of guest columns by the counselors in the Andalusia City School system.

During the week of October 27-31, students in the Andalusia City Schools System will observe Red Ribbon Week with several activities. This is a week when businesses, communities, and schools are asked to show support for making everyone aware of the dangers of drug use and promoting the choice of choosing to be drug free. This campaign began in 1985 when DEA agent, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was killed during a drug raid.

Our theme this year is “Paws”-i-tively DRUG FREE!!” In addition to the activities listed below, Andalusia Elementary School will have a supply drive to help “Stock the Shelves” at Crossover Ministries in Opp. This is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility that serves Covington County. Andalusia Middle and High Schools will hold a Coin Drive which will also benefit Crossover Ministries.


• Monday: Wear Red Day – All students are asked to wear red in support of Red Ribbon Week.

• Tuesday: I’m Too Bright For Drugs! – Students are encouraged to wear bright colors to support this theme.

• Wednesday: My Plan For Success Says “NO” To Drugs! – All students are asked to dress up on this day.

• Thursday: Sock It To Drugs – Students are encouraged to wear crazy socks to school on this day.

• Friday: Team Up Against Drugs – Students will wear a shirt to support their favorite team. (Ex. Bulldogs, Hornets, Gators, Roll Tide, War Eagle, etc.)