Annual Red Ribbon Week runs Oct. 26-30

Red Ribbon Week is once again being celebrated at the Menands School. It is a nationally celebrated week in response to the tragic death of a drug enforcement agent named Kiki Camerena. Red Ribbon Week was nationally recognized in 1988 and has been celebrated yearly to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and violence. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed yearly in the United States.

Students and staff at Menands are encouraged to participate in theme days listed below to encourage and support a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Together we can provide a united effort to maintain a drug-free school and community.


Mrs. Bettinger, Menands Health and Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Ahl, Menands Physical Education Teacher

Red Ribbon Themes

  • Monday, 10/26: Red Day: Wear your red to support a drug-free life.
  • Tuesday, 10/27: Bright Future: My future is bright when I support a
    drug-free life. Wear bright, neon, and/or sparkly clothes.
  • Wednesday, 10/28: Keep the Tiger Spirit Drug Free: Wear blue and
    gold to show your school spirit for all Menands Tigers living healthy
    and drug-free.
  • Thursday, 10/29: Team Up On Drugs: Wear your favorite sport or
    team to celebrate a drug-free life.
  • Friday, 10/30: Scare Away Drugs: Wear black and orange to scare
    away drugs!