NBMS’ Spirit Week & Red Ribbon Week
October 20-24, 2014
What is Spirit Week?
Spirit Week is a school-wide celebration of NBMS and everything we do! We will cheer our football team to victory at our last home game of the year against Hunters Creek Middle School. Former New Bridge students from all over Onslow Co. are welcome to help celebrate as well. Finally, we will strengthen our character by donating money and canned goods to support local charities during the upcoming holidays.
What is Red Ribbon Week?
Red Ribbon Week serves as a way for our students to take a stand against drugs. It is a drug prevention awareness week to educate youth on the dangerous effects of taking drugs. At the end of the week, students are asked to make a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal of creating a drug free America.
Red Ribbon Week also commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.
Our Theme for this year is…. ‘KEEP CALM and STAY DRUG FREE’
Requirement to Participate in the Week’s Dress Activities:
Students should donate $5.00 OR 5 canned goods OR any combination of the two to participate in all dress activities for the week. Homeroom teachers should collect fees and can goods. Please have your class representatives deliver all can-goods to the front foyer.
The Week’s Activities:
- Dress-up Days: (see below)
- Banner Contest: Each homeroom is asked to create a banner (approx. 4x6) about living a drug-free life. Voted upon by several staff members, the top 3 will be entered into the Community Prevention Services county-wide banner contest. CPS will award trophies for “best overall”, “most original”, and “most creative” of all middle schools. I don’t think many or all middle schools enter so you have a good chance of winning.
- “KEEP CALM and STAY DRUG-FREE!” pledge banner: Students are invited to sign the banner located in the cafeteria. Please allow students to sign during lunch.
- Red Ribbon Pledges: Students are invited to sign the RR pledge to stay away from drugs.
- “Do YOU Have Your RED # Card?” (Random Drawings) At the end of each day during afternoon announcements, a random # will be called. If that’s your # and you HAVE your RED # Card, you’ll win a treat! Stop by the front office & show your # to get your treat.
Monday, October 20th: TEAM UP DAY
Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt . It can be NBMS, high school, college, or a professional team. All other uniform rules apply.
Tuesday, October 21st: BLACK-n-GOLD DAY, Last HOME Football game of the year at 4:00 vs. HCM
Black and Gold must be the predominant colors of your attire. Pant or shorts may be khaki, black, gold, or white. If you don’t have clothing items of black or gold then substitute for that uniform item (i.e. if you don’t have black or gold pants then wear khaki or navy pants). Denim in school colors only will be permitted. No blue jeans. Sneakers may be worn. No bandanas, flip flops, or slip-on shoes may be worn due to safety reasons. Face and hair paints in moderation and only in school colors. These must be applied before coming to school.
Wednesday, October 22nd: CRAZY HAIR DAY
Fix your hair in the craziest way you can think of. Use only temporary hair coloring. Remember, no permanent hair color in non-natural shades is allowed on regular school days. Pig-tales, braids, spikes, colors, etc. Uniform rules apply.
Thursday, October 23rd: JEANS DAY
Wear your favorite pair of jeans. All other uniform rules apply.
Friday, October 24th: ALL RED DAY OR Dress Down Day
To show our support for Red Ribbon Week and our appreciation to Agent Kiki Camarena, students should wear ALL red. Red pants, shirts, belts, shoes, ties, dresses, socks, even hair color, if you choose. If you don’t have red clothing items then you must wear that item of your uniform. (i.e. if you don’t have red pants then wear your uniform khaki or navy pants). Sneakers may be worn. No bandanas, flip flops, or slip-on shoes may be worn. Face and hair paints in moderation and only red. These must be applied before coming to school.