The Red Ribbon Campaign was started in 1985, and has continued to be a tradition as Red Ribbons are displayed as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug-Free America. Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for people, schools, community groups, governments, and business to unite and take a stand against drugs. Good Character traits and positive choices are emphasized in addition to the need for living free from drugs.
The Month of October is also National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. This campaign was created in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.
This year at Lockwood School we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week and Bully Prevention Month by having the following theme days: