Andrews Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week with an exhilarating balloon launch outside the school Monday, October 26. Red Ribbon week is a nationally celebrated campaign from October 23–31 where kids proclaim, “We are Proud to be Drug Free.” Students  recited their drug-free pledges and released their balloons in the air as a symbol of their commitment to remain drug free.

Plano ISD campuses will offer several learning activities now through October 31, including themed dress days and all-school assemblies to heighten student awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Who: All PISD campuses

What: Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol, drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States

When: Now through October 31

Web: redribbon.org

Photography by Mike Newman

Brit Mott

Brit is a Leadership Plano Class 25 graduate and Leadership Frisco Class 10 graduate. She received her Master’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication...