October 23- 31, Barnesville Middle School students celebrated the 27th Annual Red Ribbon Week. The weeks theme was One School, One Goal - Bully and Drug Free!
Each day the students were asked to wear something in support of the week. Tuesday was red day, Wednesday was hat day, Thursday was crazy hair day, Friday was Shamrock day, Monday was red neck day and Tuesday was costume day.
Students were given various items during first period each day, such as bracelets, ribbons, bookmarks and other items to promote the theme.
The schools news show, Rock Talk, delivered a special message to the students encouraging them to stuck together as One School with One Goal - Bully and Drug Free! Every student is challenged to make seven new friends throughout the seven days, in order to break down barriers and promote anti-bullying.
On Wednesday, Oct. 31 they were asked to sign a pledge to be bully and drug free!
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs.