Schools Prepare to Launch Red Ribbon Week

Schools throughout the county will observe Red Ribbon Week the week of Oct. 23. This year’s theme is “Be kind to your mind. Live drug free.” On Oct. 9, students from Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District and Valle Catholic will gather at Ste. Genevieve City Hall to sign a Proclamation declaring Oct. 23 - 27 to be Red Ribbon Week in Ste. Genevieve County. 

Throughout the week, teachers will be encouraged to share lessons and discussions provided through Red Ribbon Week resources to make connections and build more intentionality into the week’s programming. Third grade, elementary and preschools and daycares will experience presentations from the Ste. Genevieve Police Department and the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office, as well as meet our local K-9 units! ThinkFirst Assemblies will present to high school students from around the county at the SG R-II Performing Arts Center.

On Wednesday of Red Ribbon Week, we encourage our community members to join in and wear red to show that we are one community with one goal of working to support a drug free community. Local businesses and organizations are invited to wear red ribbons with our students and staff throughout the week.

A local community group, Resources to Recovery, is sponsoring Hidden in Plain View, an interactive, educational display used to help families spot warning signs of risky activity. This display will be open to the community and set up in the Ste. Genevieve Middle School Old Gym starting at 4 p.m. during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Oct. 26.

We look forward to celebrating the upcoming Red Ribbon Week with our community! Our local schools would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those local businesses and organizations who continue to support our students. Thank you!