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Red Ribbon Week 2015 – Respect Yourself, Be Drug-Free

on November 1, 2015

Mon., Oct. 26 – Fri., Oct. 30, was Red Ribbon Week in our schools and in schools across the country.

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign for a drug-free America. This year’s theme was “Respect Yourself – Be Drug Free.”

On Mon., Oct. 26, about 50 Warwick high school and elementary students traveled to Pine Tree Elementary School in Monroe to attend the Orange County Red Ribbon Week Kickoff event, which included students from Monroe-Woodbury and many other local school districts

Leading up to the kickoff event, about 25 Warwick Valley High School students paired up with fourth-grade students from Sanfordville and Park Avenue elementary schools to discuss ways in which we can all respect ourselves, and to prepare for the big event in Monroe. Each student decorated a t-shirt with one letter. When the students stood together, their shirts spelled out, “RESPECT YOURSELF. BE DRUG FREE! WARWICK VALLEY SCHOOLS CARE.” As the largest, and maybe the most enthusiastic group of students to attend the event, our students represented Warwick Valley Central School District very well!

The pairing up of older students with their younger counterparts was so successful, the school district is planning to encourage this kind of mentorship as the students continue on to fifth-grade in the middle school next year!

Respect yourself – be drug-free!

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