TMS Red Ribbon Week

We Are Drug Free, Together!

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What is National Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, was inspired in 1985 when Drug Enforcement Agent Camerena, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by drug traffikers while fighting the war on drugs. His death brought public awareness to the dangers of drugs in our country. In 1988, the National Family Partnership coordingate the first National Red Ribbon Week with then President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. The NFP estimates that more than 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events during the last week in October each year. It is a way for our country, our community, and our school to take a stand against drugs.

TMS Red Ribbon Week

Tamanend has long participated in National Red Ribbon Week by getting an aerial photo, or signing Red Ribbons as a show of our commitment to be drug-free. This year during Red Ribbon week and next, Tamanend students will learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while engaging in a door-decorating contest sponsored by our Student Council.

Parents, the Anti-Drug

Research shows that parents are the best anti-drug. It matters to our kids that parents DON'T approve of their use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Our PAYS (PA Youth Survey) data has consistently shown that students are hearing their parents loud and clear. (See below.) Great job!

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Here is a great web resource to help you keep that anti-drug message going at home.

And the winners of the 2016 Red Ribbon Door Decorationg Contest are...

Red Ribbon Door Winners 2016