IWA proudly celebrated Red Ribbon Week from October 29th through November 2nd with a variety of events in order to raise awareness about the dangers of using and abusing drugs and alcohol.
Throughout the week, students participated in different classroom discussions, prayers, and fun dress-up days. We are proud to have had several guest speakers visit our campus to discuss the dangers and ramifications of illicit drug and alcohol abuse.
Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez discussed with Angels the history of Red Ribbon Week, why we celebrate being drug-free, and the importance of reporting bullying and drug use within their lives.
Corpus Christi Police Department Officers Rjasko and Mihalco visited Elementary Level students in the school's James R. Dougherty Jr. Center to discuss peer pressure when it comes to drugs and how to avoid drug-related bullying.
Elementary Level students got to spend time with Texas State Trooper Nathan Brandley to discuss how drugs can permanently affect their lives. Brandley spoke with Angels about the different types of legal and illegal drugs and how abusing them can take years off a person’s life and put them behind bars.
During their Amazing Skills classes, Dr. Adriana Dyurich spoke to students about some of the socioeconomic and psychological reasons why someone might turn to alcohol and narcotics.
Students at the Middle and High School Levels got to meet one of Corpus Christi’s finest in K9 Unit Tanja and her owner, Senior Officer Lynch. Along with Officer Orsak, the K9 officers showed students how well Tanja is trained by having her detect a hidden item within a package.
Kindergarten students were visited by local pharmacist Dr. Christina Cruz who talked about the importance of taking medication only when administered by a parent or doctor and never sharing medication. She also played a game with little Angels where they were presented with a situation and asked to decide whether it was a “good choice” or bad choice.”
Dr. Jon Delgado spoke with Middle Level students about the most commonly used narcotics and why people abuse them. Along with questions from students, Dr. Delgado divulged the reasons why someone might be abusing drugs and what you can do to help someone in that position.
By participating in Red Ribbon Week events, IWA and its students strive to become an image of Christ within the community as well as continuing to be a drug-free campus.
Elementary Level Red Ribbon Week Activities
Middle Level Red Ribbon Week Activities
High School Level Red Ribbon Week Activities
Elementary Level Guest Speaker District Attorney Mark Gonzalez
Elementary Level Guest Speakers CCPD Officers Rjasko and Mihalco
Elementary Level Guest Speaker Dr. Christina Cruz
Middle Level Guest Speaker Dr. Adriana Dyurich
Elementary Level Guest Speaker Texas State Trooper Nathan Brandley
Middle and High School Level Guest Speaker K9 Unit Officer Chris Lynch
Elementary Level Guest Speaker Dr. Jon Delgado
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