Red Ribbon WeekOctober 23-31, 2017Red Ribbon Week is a perfect opportunity for children, young adults and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Long Branch Schools support a substance free lifestyle and prevention of substance abuse in our schools and community.The Red Ribbon Campaign was started in 1985 when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.
The Long Branch Middle School participates in various activities including red ribbon pledges, promoting a drug free environment by decorating the school with red ribbons that have facts about substance abuse and hold poster/door decorating contests so students can research substance abuse prevention and display what they have created. Drug Free Club members will work with Miss Rock, the Student Assistance Counselor, to research statistics that are posted around the school and read over announcements daily during that week.Last year the Drug Free Club students planted RED tulip bulbs outside of the middle school, which bloomed in April during Alcohol Awareness Month. The students are hoping to plant more and spread the color of awareness throughout the district.