Why Red Ribbon Week?
National Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 following the death of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agent who was close to uncovering the identities of key members of a Mexican drug cartel.
Angered by his death and the destruction caused by drugs and alcohol in America, those in his hometown of Calexico, California, began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to fight the illegal use of drugs.
Today, the Red Ribbon has become a symbol for drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention all across America. National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually during the last week of October.
Help ECISD promote Red Ribbon Week by participating in our drug prevention awareness-themed dress-up days. Please review the dress-up days by campus and dress your children accordingly:
Myatt, Hutchins, Northside:
Monday, 10/24 – “Team Up Against Drugs” - Wear your favorite high school, college, or team shirt
Tuesday, 10/25 – “Be All You Can Be - Drug Free” - Wear your camouflage gear
Wednesday, 10/26 – “Exercise Your Right to be Drug Free”- Wear sweats or jogging suits!
Thursday, 10/27 – “We are Too Bright as we Sock It to Drugs” - Wear a colorful shirt and/or socks
Friday, 10/28 – “RED-y To Be Drug Free Ricebirds” – All students, staff members, and parents are asked to wear red to celebrate a drug free life!!!
EC Middle School:
Monday, 10/24 - "Let's put drugs to rest" - pajamas
Tuesday, 10/25 - "Team up to be drug free" -twin day
Wednesday,10/26 - "Wave goodbye to drugs" - tacky tourist day
Thursday, 10/27 - "From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free." - crazy hair/hat & crazy socks
Friday, 10/28 - “Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free." - Red Out
EC High School:
Monday, 10/24: “Let’s put drugs to REST” - pajamas
Tuesday, 10/25: “TEAM up to be drug free” - twin day
Wednesday, 10/26 "WAVE goodbye to drugs" - tropical dress
Thursday, 10/27: “Your FUTURE is too bright for drugs” - career day
Friday,10/28: "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free." - Red Out