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Jefferson Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Students at Jefferson Elementary School recently learned about the dangers of drugs and alcohol use during National Red Ribbon Week. To show their commitment to stay drug free, the school asked the students to wear red one day during the week. On a different day, students were given rolls of Smarties candies that read, "Be a Smartie, Don't start."

The culminating activity for the week was to create a wall of "Paws" that listed alternative activities for students to do instead of doing drugs.

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In 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the first Honorary Chairs. Today, the Red Ribbon Week brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 8, 2010