During the week of Oct. 23 Oxford Central School celebrated “Red Ribbon Week.”
This year’s theme was “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free.” “Red Ribbon Week” is designed to promote staying drug and alcohol free. Each day students and staff discussed and participated in a variety of activities about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. At the end of the week, the fifth through eighth graders worked with the younger students decorating keys with ways to live a healthy drug/alcohol free lifestyle.
To educate the parents and community of Oxford about drugs and alcohol, there was a presentation called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” This presentation was to teach about the different places teens may hide drugs and alcohol in their bedrooms as well as the signs to look for if their teens are abusing drugs or alcohol. The presentation was given by local law enforcement, a prevention specialist, a drug and alcohol counselor, and the Warren Hills Community Coalition. During the presentation, younger students were invited to participate in healthy activities such as karate and yoga classes.
In photo, 6th grader Jada Berger works with 3rd grader Sydney Perrette as part of an activity in which older students worked with younger students on decorating keys about ways to live healthy lifestyles.