SCUSD Youth Development Support Services kicked-off Red Ribbon Week (October 27 – 31) by hosting an assembly at Parkway Elementary School on Monday.
More than 600 Parkway students pledged to be alcohol, tobacco and drug free. Four lunch assemblies were held with performances by Mr. Cigarette and Captain America to show students that there are “Better Things To Do Than Drugs” and expose students to the unhealthy effects of cigarettes. Following the performances, students participated in carnival games, an anti-smoking exhibit and a dance party to promote fitness.
Students at Fern Bacon Middle School got a lesson in civic responsibility on Friday, October 24, when they cast ballots for California governor and several propositions in a mock election.
MyVote California Student Mock Election is a program sponsored by the Secretary of State. Students at more than 900 schools participated this year in the program. Statewide results will be announced later this week.
Students at John Cabrillo Elementary School received free eye examinations last Friday from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision To Learn.
Thirty-two students at Cabrillo were pre-identified with possible vision problems and were eligible for the free services. Free eyeglasses were ordered for 17 of the students. Board Member Jay Hansen assisted with the exams.
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention program in the nation. Recognizing Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for parents and educators to unite and take a visible stand against drugs and substance abuse.
This year’s theme is “Love Yourself. Be Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Free”. SCUSD is encouraging all schools to celebrate each day with a theme and have announcements with Drug Free messages!