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Red Ribbon Week

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

The week of October 23rd - 27th is National Red Ribbon Week. This is a nation-wide recognized week for presenting a drug prevention program, as well as, drug awareness for grades PK-12. Red Ribbon Week was inspired by the tragic death in 1985 of undercover Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena at the hands of Mexican drug traffickers.

To bring awareness to this important cause, Hubbard Middle School will have several activities including theme days for each day of this week. While we allow the students to break some parts of the dress code, such as hats or other items on certain days, students are not permitted to wear pajamas or extreme clothing that would be distracting to others.

In addition to what we are doing at school for Red Ribbon Week, we would like to students to participate in the 2023 photo contest. Students can win an iPad and $1000 for our school! The other contest is the 2024 Red Ribbon Week Theme contest. Information about both these contests are attached.

Monday: Jersey/Sport Shirt Day “Let’s Team up Against Drugs!”

Tuesday: Hawaiian Day “Let’s Lei Off Drugs!”

Wednesday: Dress in Neon Colors “Our future is too bright for drugs!”

Thursday: Dress as your Favorite Holiday Day “Let’s Celebrate Kids Who are Drug Free!”

Friday: Matching Day/Rhyme for No Reason “Double up against Drugs!”

We want to encourage our students to be healthy and stay DRUG FREE. Below are 10 Quick Steps for PARENTING FOR PREVENTION:

  1. Talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs.

  2. Learn to really listen to your child.

  3. Help your child feel good about him/herself.

  4. Help your child develop strong values.

  5. Be a good role model or example.

  6. Help your child deal with peer pressure.

  7. Make family rules.

  8. Encourage healthy, creative activities.

  9. Team up with other parents.

  10. Know what to do if you suspect a problem.


Mrs. Komlanc

HMS Student Council Advisor

330-534-1921 ext. 3210


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