Tigers celebrate Red Ribbon Week
From dress up days to awarding prizes, from banners to guest speakers – Red Ribbon Week (October 23-27) was a celebration of making good choices at the Loveland City School District.
"The numbers associated with increased drug use across the country are alarming, and we don’t want our students to become part of those statistics,” said Judy Leamy, Loveland District Nurse, and executive committee member of the Loveland Drug Task Force. “Through the establishment and continued work of the community-school based partnership of the Loveland Drug Task Force, we have implemented programs that address the very real issues families in our community face – and Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity to continue our mission of calling awareness to this issue, and the things we all can do to change the outcome for our Tigers at all grade levels."
Red paper with the message “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free” hung outside the cafeteria at Loveland High School (LHS) as students pledged to be drug free by placing their name on a paper key cutout. The Red Ribbon Week activities at LHS were daily and robust, including a lunchtime visit by animals from the SPCA with the theme “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs” and a visit by safety officers with their K9 unit.
“We are passionate about equipping our Tigers with the knowledge they need to be successful, and that includes engagement about the very real-life dangers and consequences of drug use,” said LHS Assistant Principal Matt Buis, who organized Red Ribbon Week activities for the high school. “These are the conversations that can make the difference for our students, and we sincerely thank our community partners who stepped up to help.”
Photo caption: Loveland High School seniors kicked off Red Ribbon week Monday, Oct. 23, by dressing in red and forming a red ribbon as a sign of their commitment to being drug free.