Written by Beverly Mansfield, proud AmeriCorps member at Celerity Dalton.
On any given day last week, you would have seen kids and staff in a variety of different themes of outfit. "What's going on?" you might ask, "Why are they dressed that way?" you may wonder. Last week at Celerity Dalton Charter School we celebrated Red Ribbon Week to increase our students’ awareness of the harmful effects of drugs. Each day had a different theme where students and staff were encouraged to participate.
On Monday students could wear red shirts to kick off Red Ribbon Week.
On Tuesday students and teachers suited up in sports jerseys to Team Up Against Drugs.
Wednesday took part in Anti-bullying day and wore orange in solidarity. Thursday students were encouraged to wear neon colors to show that they are Too Bright for Drugs. Students also signed Anti-Drug pledge buttons and participated in an essay and poster contest!
Friday students could wear Jeans along with a red shirt to be ‘A Jean-us (genius) and don’t do drugs. Our students participated in a balloon release where they pledged to be drug free before releasing their balloons.