Red Ribbon Week, which was the week of October 23, is the largest and longest-running annual campaign dedicated to drug prevention. Beyond spreading awareness on the dangers of drug and alcohol use, Red Ribbon Week also presents an excellent opportunity to teach students about the benefits of building lifelong healthy habits physically, mentally and emotionally.
Penn-Trafford schools took part in the event, with each school adopting themes each day to reinforce the dangers of drugs.
Trafford Middle School students Rebecca Tirpak, Laney Rosenberry, and Zoey Wade dress in 80s & 90’s theme to represent “Drugs are so old”
Harrison Park Elementary students Kendall Scavincky, Nina Padezan, Capriana Caruso, and Willow Scavincky ‘cast their vote to be Drug-Free’ by dressing in red, white, and blue on Tuesday
At Level Green Elementary, Tuesday’s theme was “CAMO Day’; Mrs. Damaska’s second-graders choose to ‘be all that you can be’
Penn Middle School students wore their Halloween costumes on Wednesday to “scare away drugs”
At Sunrise Elementary, Monday was pajama day with the message “Follow Your Dreams… Don’t do drugs”; here are some of the afternoon kindergarten students dressed in their PJs
Ava McKillop and Sophia Braun dress as twins on Thursday’s “team up against drugs” day at Level Green Elementary
Mrs. Witek and some of her second-grade students dress in country theme to declare they will ‘kick drugs into the mud’
The Sunrise Elementary staff joined the fun for Thursday’s ‘superhero day’ to show they have the power to make excellent decisions
At Harrison Park Elementary, first-graders Samantha Younger, Owen Frontz, and Madison Laird showed ‘they have the power so say NO to drugs’ during Friday’s superhero day