Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, is in full swing in BISD!
The week began with the long-standing district tradition of the C.H.I.C.K.E.N. (Cool, Honest, Intelligent, Clear-Headed, Keen, Energetic, Not-interested-in-drugs) Club Rally. Fourth grade students from every campus joined with high school extra-curricular groups from both Brazosport and Brazoswood to experience an hour full of positive messages about making good choices and reaching for their full potential. The top message focused on saying “no to drugs” and the serious consequences of using. All those present were treated to an inspirational message from Superintendent Danny Massey and were lead in unison to the chant, “I am uniquely designed and destined for greatness.”
Every campus in BISD will spend the week creating awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs while supporting healthy, productive lifestyles. Activities often include quirky themes like “socking it to drugs” (by wearing colorful socks) or “teaming up against drugs” (by wearing your favorite sports shirt).
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.
We hope you will join us in supporting our students as they show their commitment to stay drug-free!
Check out your child’s campus website to see their celebration plans.
Elementary: Austin STEM
, Ogg, Polk
, Roberts, Velasco
Secondary: Lanier, Rasco
, Austin STEM
, Clute, Freeport
, Lake Jackson
See photos submitted from the week below!