CVUSD Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Schools focus on healthy lifestyles for Red Ribbon campaign
At the Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Board of Education Meeting for the Conejo Valley Unified School District the Board of Education approved Resolution #17/18-03 - Red Ribbon Week Proclamation.
Support and observation of Red Ribbon Week is consistent with the District’s priority for the prevention of substance abuse.
Californians launched the Red Ribbon campaign in 1985 for Drug Free Youth. The purpose of the campaign is to draw attention to the need to eliminate the demand for illegal drugs. Red Ribbon Week also provides an opportunity to discuss drug-free choices and positively model for students by encouraging parents, staff, and students to wear symbolic red ribbons.
October 23 through October 31, 2017, is the official Red Ribbon Week in the Conejo Valley Unified School District, but some schools like Maple Elementary in Newbury Park promoted Red Ribbon Week earlier in the month, with a week of activities focused on promoting good health.
Special events for the school included students wearing red on Monday. On Tuesday students wore sunglasses to show they are "too cool for drugs." On Wednesday students wore, "something crazy to show they are crazy for good health." Thursday was "Twin Day - because Maple Mustangs stick together for good health," and on Friday all students participated in an enrichment day where students rotated through different activities that were each focused on different aspects of health (physical, emotional) and there were hands on activities to engage students in movement.
Meanwhile, EARTHS Magnet celebrated Red Ribbon Week on Friday, October 27th with a morning of special activities focused on healthy lifestyle choices with community partner Moorpark High School Health and Science Academy.
High school juniors planned a morning of thematic activities for EARTHS fifth grade students to take part in. Together the students designed banners that promoted self-esteem, completed nutrition focused worksheets, discussed the characteristics of good friends while making friendship bracelets, and participated in exercise activities like soccer and football.
The special event created a positive, safe environment for students to have upbeat conversations around healthy lifestyle choices.
We are proud of all of our schools' commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles for students!