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Havre schools ready for Red Ribbon Week


October 18, 2019

Red Ribbon Week is next week at all Havre Public Schools as a time to share information and benefits about being drug-free.

“Red Ribbon Week is recognized in the district as a time to emphasize the benefits of being drug free. The schools participate and support this endeavor and have done so for many years,” Havre Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Craig Muller said. “Supporting a drug-free lifestyle and the benefits of being drug free and sharing meaningful strategies with our students is always encouraged, Red Ribbon Week is a focus week that brings special emphasis to this important topic.”

The week also includes activities and dress-up days for the kids who choose to participate.

At Lincoln-McKinley Primary School their theme during Red Ribbon Week is, “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”

“This year the theme is, ‘Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.’ Based on that, we met and created our dress up days to support this message,” Lincoln-McKinley Primary School Principal Holly Bitz said.

Beginning Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. there will be an assembly with McGruff the Crime Dog and members from the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line talking to Lincoln-McKinley students in the school gym.

Bitz said members from the Boys & Girls Club of the HI-Line will talk about how to stay safe and the history of Red Ribbon Week. 

McGruff then travels to Highland Park Early Primary School.

“Oct. 21 through 25 is the same as our homecoming,” Highland Park Early Primary School Principal Mark Irvin said. “We will also have McGruff at Highland Park School on Monday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for assemblies with our students,”

Friday morning, Havre High School varsity athletes and Blu, their mascot, are going to schools to talk with the students about how to not be a bully, inclusion and doing their best academically in school. 

“Red Ribbon Week is a good reminder about the importance of teaching drug prevention activities, and encouraging our students to make healthy choices in their lives,” Bitz said. “The community of Havre has been generous in providing incentives for students to display their Red Ribbons and stay drug free.”

Lincoln-McKinley, Sunnyside Intermediate and Highland Park schools all are having dress up days:

Monday’s theme is Proud to Be Drug Free, with students urged to wear red on a journey to be drug free.

Tuesday’s theme is It’s Crazy to do Drugs, with students dressing “crazy” in mismatched clothes, crazy hair, and so on.

Wednesday is Too Bright for Drugs, with students wearing neon clothes or sunglasses.

Thursday is Sock it to Drugs, with students wearing their favorite sweats and “crazy” socks.

Friday is Blue Pony Pride in honor of the football homecoming game, with students wearing Blue Pony blue to celebrate the schools being drug-free.

Havre Middle School is also holding dress-up days next week, with Monday Stop Light Day. That day, eighth-graders are to wear green, seventh-graders yellow and sixth-graders red.

Tuesday is Partner Up/Twin Day, with students dressing as twins, triplets or wearing western attire.

Wednesday is Decades Day for clothes from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s or ’80s.

Thursday is Crazy Day with students wearing crazy socks, shirts and ties. A crazy hairdo will work, too.

Friday is Hero Day with students dressing as their favorite superhero, sports hero, or someone they admire.

St. Jude Thaddeus School is also having dress-up days next week, with Monday We Are Proud to be Drug Free. Students are to wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday is I Solemnly Swear to be Drug Free, with students dressing as their favorite Harry Potter character.

Wednesday is Hats Off to Drugs, with students wearing a hat after Mass.

Thursday is Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs with students dressing as twins..

Friday is Team Up Against Drugs with students wearing your team jersey and or school spirit wear.


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