Schools Prepare to Launch Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 25

Red Ribbon Week will be held the week of Oct. 25 in Ste. Genevieve County! On Oct. 5, students from Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District and Valle Catholic gathered with Ste. Genevieve Mayor Paul Hassler, Chief of Police Eric Bennett and Sheriff Gary Stolzer to sign a Proclamation declaring Oct. 23 - 31 to be Red Ribbon Week in Ste. Genevieve County! Schools throughout the county will observe Red Ribbon Week the week of Oct. 25. 

This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” 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 the local K-9 units! The ThinkFirs National Injury Prevention Foundation will present to high school students throughout the county. This foundation creates education programs aimed at helping people learn to reduce their risk for injury. Their presentations share how an injury can change a person's life forever and how important it is to make safe choices. Middle school students will have the opportunity to see speaker David Graham, a comedian who shares family-friendly comedy material and focuses on making good and safe life choices.

Ste. Genevieve County R-II schools will celebrate the theme through dress-up days. Businesses and schools who would like to participate can see the list of dress-up days below! 

  • Monday: “Drug Free Looks Like Me”- Wear Red

  • Tuesday: “ Peace Out to Drugs”- Wear Tie Dye or Retro Clothes

  • Wednesday: “I Have the Power to Resist Drugs”- Dress like a superhero or wear superhero attire

  • Thursday: “Drugs Can’t Find Me”- Wear Camo

Local businesses and organizations were invited to wear red ribbons with our students and staff throughout the week. We look forward to celebrating the upcoming Red Ribbon Week with our community!