Red Ribbon Week 2020

Red Ribbon Week 2020
Posted on 10/22/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Red Ribbon Week 2020Each year, Indian Lake Schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week. The ILHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members lead events that teach young people to avoid alcohol, drugs, bullying and behaviors that put yourself or others in danger.

During the month of October we celebrate Red Ribbon Week to spread awareness of the dangers from bullying, drugs and tobacco use.  Our entire community can come together to teach students the benefits of developing good habits in life for future success.

As students, when you see others your age doing destructive activities, you should not be afraid to tell a trusted adult.  Your eyes see things adult eyes sometimes miss.  Vigilant students go a long way towards protecting their family and friends.

Red Ribbon Week came about in the wake of the tragic death of a former Police officer and DEA agent from California.  Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was murdered while on the trail of a noted drug trafficker.  Clubs were started in his name and members wore red ribbons to mark the sacrifice of Camarena and others.  It was also a symbol to pledge leading drug free lives.

The red ribbon movement spread across California and the U.S. until 1988, when Congress officially designated the last week of October as the first Red Ribbon Week.  Honorary chairpersons President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan helped lend credibility to the program.  Today, more than 80 million students and adults in American join in activities each year. 

Please help us honor Officer “Kiki” and support  the ongoing fight against drug abuse across the country by joining in Red Ribbon activities this week.

Brought to you by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Red Ribbon Week is Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th.  
Students are asked to participate by dressing in these proud themes for the week:

Monday:  Wild About Being Drug Free!
Cray/Wacky Hair Day

Tuesday: Be All You Can Be and Give Drugs the Boot!
Camo/Country Day

Wednesday: Hats Off to Being Drug Free!
Hat Day

Thursday: Lakers Choose to Be Drug Free!
Wear Laker colors or Laker gear

Friday: Say BOO to Drugs!..wear a Halloween costume. Please note: Costumes must be school appropriate. ILES students will receive instructions.