2011-10-27 / School

From the Superintendent of Schools

Frances M. McArthur, Ph.D. Lexington ISD

Lexington Schools began celebrating Red Ribbon Week last Friday with a Red Ribbon Week Rally at the LHS Football Stadium. Will Holcomb and Jay Cooper read Jay’s Be Drug Free Rap which was selected as the winning Lexington Middle School rap. The message at the rally was simple: Respect Yourself, Respect Your Health, Be Drug Free. Red Ribbon Week began in 1985, following the assassination of DEA Agent Enrique Kiki Camarena. Young students in his hometown began wearing red ribbons in his memory and the message and symbol of the red ribbon spread rapidly. All of our schools in LISD participated in last Friday’s kick-off rally and will be participating in activities and contests all week long, culminating in a sixth through twelfth grade Red Ribbon Assembly on Thursday from 3:00 to 3:30 pm at the LHS football stadium. Mrs. Kathy Boettcher has done a superb job of organizing and leading this week’s Red Ribbon Week activities. I am grateful to Mrs. Boettcher, Will Holcomb, Jay Cooper and all of our students and staff who have assisted her in raising everyone’s awareness about the importance of substance abuse prevention.

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