Carmi-White County Schools participates annually to take a stand against drugs! The district appreciates the Elks donating Red Ribbons for all students and staff to wear during the week. Red Ribbon Week started when DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, was kidnapped and tortured to death in Mexico. The DEA sent Camarena to work undercover in Mexico to investigate a major drug cartel. In 1985, Camarena was found in a shallow grave having been tortured to death by members of the cartel. In response, people around the country wore red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the negative effects caused by drugs in America. Several coalitions were formed in Camarena’s honor and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. Red Ribbon Week commemorates the sacrifice that Camarena made in an effort to create a drug free world.
The district will also participate in Unity Day on Wednesday. Unity Day is a day where everyone is encouraged to wear orange to stand together against bullying and UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and being included.
Below are the daily activities for RRW for each building. Please join us in making a difference in our community and taking a stand against drugs and bullying by participating in the daily activities!
Carmi-White County Unit # 5
Red Ribbon Week 2019
“Elect To Be Drug Free!”
Monday, Oct. 21-Friday, Oct. 25
➢ District buildings will be decorated with Red Ribbons.
➢ Elks donating Red Ribbons for students and staff to wear.
Monday, Oct. 21st:
Pre-K/Washington- “Follow Your Dreams-Don’t Use Drugs” – Wear pajamas to show you’re drug free!
Brownsville – “Follow Your Dreams-Don’t Use Drugs” – Wear pajamas to show you’re drug free!
Lincoln & Jefferson- “Elect to be drug free and make your DREAMS come true” Wear your pajamas to school.
Jr/Sr High School- “Across the Decades, Elect to be Drug Free” – Wear your favorite decade apparel.
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd:
Pre-K/Washington- “Elect to be a Drug Free Citizen” – Show your patriotism-wear red, white and blue!
Brownsville – “Elect to be a Drug Free Citizen” – Show your patriotism-wear red, white and blue!
Lincoln & Jefferson – “Elect to keep drugs from turning your life INSIDE OUT” Wear your clothing inside out.
Jr/Sr High School- “Elect to be Drug Free. Wear Extreme Red in Memory of Agent Kiki Camarena” Wear Red and receive a donut from White County States Attorney, Denton Aud, the Sheriff and Deputies, and the Carmi Police Officers.
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Unity Day:
Pre-K/Washington- “United Against Bullying and Drugs”– Wear orange in support of Unity Day. We’re united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion!
Brownsville – “We are UNITED to drug and bully free” Wear orange to school.
Lincoln & Jefferson- “We are UNITED to drug and bully free” Wear orange to school.
Jr/Sr High School- “United to be Drug and Bully Free” Wear Orange in support of Unity Day
Thursday, Oct. 24th:
Pre-K/Washington-“From Head to Toe, I’m Drug Free” – Wear crazy socks and hat!
Brownsville- “From Head to Toe, I’m Drug Free” – Wear a hat!
Lincoln & Jefferson- “Elect to make your future BRIGHT” Wear neon colors to school.
Jr/Sr High School- “Elect to make your future Bright” Wear neon colors to school.
Friday, Oct. 25th:
Pre-K/Washington–“These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs” – Show your Bulldog Spirit in a drug free community– Wear Maroon and White!! Students will be able to use face paint during the day to show their Bulldog and drug free spirit!
Brownsville- “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs” – Show your Beagle Spirit in a drug free community– Wear Maroon!
Lincoln & Jefferson- “Vote Carmi-White County drug free” Crazy Maroon and White day.
Jr/Sr High School- “Elect to show your Bulldog Pride” Wear Extreme Maroon and White.