Red Ribbon Week 2018

Red Ribbon Week 2018

Life is Your Journey – Travel Drug Free

October 23-27


Tuesday – Dino-Tying

Join us as we tie the large red ribbon around the dinosaur’s neck at Dinosaur Park with thousands of signatures of youth and adults in Rapid City that have pledged to be DRUG FREE.

Friday – Spirit & Decoration Day Award Judging

Judges from the Rushmore Noon Optimist Club will visit Rapid City public and private schools that sign up to compete for the Spirit Award.

Traveling trophy and $250 cash award for the winning elementary school and winning secondary school.



Custer Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon/Character Counts/UNITY Week, taking the week to focus on positive choices, positive character and anti-bullying through recognizing and celebrating UNITY Day. Students will wear different colors representing various traits of the Pillars of Character-Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  

The Student Council will be making large red ribbons for each classroom as well as making door decorations. They will also be sending positive messages to the students throughout the week as well during morning announcements.

Additionally, an ALL School Photo with CES students and Staff, Law Enforcement, and our Character All-Star Students will be taken by local photographer, Paul Horsted.  This years formation will be a compass.



Each school will participate in a daily dress up days as well as a Red Ribbon Week Poster contest. Students at each school are asked to create their own poster using this year’s theme of “Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.” Each building will select winners and submit their top three posters to be voted on for over-all winners. Two top posters will be chosen on the district level, one from grades K-5th and one from grades 6-12. Those two winners will receive $25.00 dollars and have their poster blown up to hang in their building. In addition to the $25.00 prize, individual buildings have prizes to give to the buildings poster contest winners.

Friday, October 19
“Wear Red Day” Wear Red to School – hand out ribbons

Tuesday, October 23
“Life is your Journey. Travel Drug Free” Dress like a Tourist

Wednesday, October 24
“Our Futures are Bright, No Drugs in Sight” Wear neon and Sunglasses

Thursday, October 25
“I Will Run Away from Drugs” Wear Workout Clothes and Tennis Shoes

Friday, October 26
“Patriots Team Up Against Drugs” Wear Patriot Gear and/or Red/White/Blue



Lead-Deadwood Community School District On October 25th, the Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) at Lead-Deadwood Middle School will be entertaining grades K-2 with a puppet show focusing on staying safe and the importance of not using tobacco products. TATU members will also host a health fair for grades 3-5 where students will be able to visit with several different drug-free information booths.

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) is a program that allows students ages 14-17 to mentor youngsters about the dangers of smoking.



Spearfish Community School District The Spearfish Community Coalition is a volunteer driven non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the community to support positive, healthy and drug free youth. The Coalition will be celebrating Red Ribbon week with the following activities:

  • All elementary students will receive pencils with drug-free messages
  • The middle school will have drug-free themed dress-up days throughout the week, digital presentations throughout the week during lunch periods, giveaways, and school-wide assembly focusing on drug abuse statistics.
  • The high school will have daily drug abuse trivia and giveaways




The following businesses are offering FREE or discounted items during Red Ribbon Week to K-12 students. Please remember to be courteous and thank the businesses for sponsoring Red Ribbon!

Note: Even if the business isn’t requiring a purchase, it is kind to purchase a minimum of one item rather than to ask for a free item.





Alternative Fuel $0.99 Italian Soda (16oz)
Big D Oil FREE Bug Juice Drink
Culvers FREE Cup of Frozen Custard
Dairy Queen FREE Kid Sized Cone (limit 1 per person)
Flags & Wheels BOGO Go Carts (limit 1 per student)
Glazed & Dazed Donuts FREE Donut (limit 1)
Mr. Movies FREE General Title Movie Rental (limit 1)
Papa Murphy’s $2 Off any Purchase
Silver Lining Creamery $1 Soft-serve Cone
Sweet Treats Frozen Yogurt BOGO 3oz. Frozen Yogurt
Taco Bell FREE Cinnamon Twists with purchase
Taco Johns FREE Churro with purchase
Who’s Hobby House $5 off a $25 or more purchase
Who’s Toy House $5 off a $25 or more purchase



Arby’s (Elk Vale) FREE small soft drink with any food purchase
Marco’s Pizza Free Cinna Square with any pick up order
Dairy Queen (Box Elder) Free Kids Cone
True Value (Box Elder) 10% off purchase
Ace Steel and Recycling An additional .05 cents per pound on aluminum cans
First Interstate Bank – Rapid City $25.00 to Poster Winner
Sentinel Federal Credit Union – EAFB $25.00 to Poster Winner