Mansfield ISD Celebrates
National Red Ribbon Week
ansfield ISD joined the nationwide effort to visibly take a stand against drugs
on Oct. 23-31. The 2016 theme was: YOLO. Be Drug Free. (YOLO stands for
You Only Live Once.)
During Red Ribbon Week, several campuses around MISD wore red ribbons and
held various special events, activities and dress-up days to show the importance of
living a drug-free lifestyle.
Youth and parents could also sign the Red Ribbon Pledge, which encourages open
dialogue about the need to live a drug-free lifestyle. Children of parents who talk to
their teens regularly about drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those
who do not.
The first Red Ribbon campaign began more than 30 years ago when Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) agent Enrique Camarena was murdered while fighting the crime
against illegal drugs. In his honor, his loved ones wore satin red badges.
Today, the Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of
Students at Cross Timbers Intermediate School “socked it” to drugs.
Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot,
taught the kids at Danny Jones Middle
School that you can’t win by using drugs.
Erma Nash Elementary School kicked off the week by
A minion made a visit to
Elizabeth Smith Elementary
School to say that drugs are
Worley Middle School held a “Dream
Drug Free” day where students could
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