Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that is designed to bring awareness to the problems associated with drug and alcohol use. This campaign was created in response to the murder of a Drug Enforcement Agent in Mexico. Communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing, and to the destruction caused by drugs in America.
The Lead-Deadwood Middle School celebrates RRW every year to remind our students of the risks associated with drugs and alcohol. Every year our incoming 6th grade students participate in an essay contest to learn what this campaign stands for and why we celebrate it. Emily Farmer was this year’s winner! As a reward for her good work she will receive a $25 Visa card provided by the Lead-Deadwood Optimist Club.
This year we devoted special attention to the dangers related to vaping as it is becoming an epidemic among middle and high school students. If you would like more information on this issue, please use the following link.
Decorating the Doors in the Middle School: