Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is a week-long initiative in October to bring awareness to the devastating impacts of drugs, alcohol, and vaping. The week’s activities may typically include spirit days, daily announcements by the principal, a drug-free pledge opportunity, an educational video for the students about the history of the program, Plant the Promise tulip planting, 4th grade academic strategies door decorating contest, drone footage of our “human red ribbon,” daily raffle drawings, and culminating in an Educational Health Fair for all students, parents, grandparents, and guardians. The fair can feature more than a dozen organizations and agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Fort McDowell Department of Education, Maricopa County Health Department, PTO, Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, amongst others, as well as High School Volunteers and a visit from the Falcon Mascot for photo-op opportunities! The goal for the morning is to have fun while learning to live a healthy, drug-free life.