Knoch Middle School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 22-26. Red Ribbon Week is a drug prevention awareness campaign observed annually during the last week of October.
As part of the celebration, students are encouraged to participate in the following daily themes:
Monday, October 22nd – “Wear Red” Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear red clothing.
Tuesday, October 23rd – “Don’t Let Drugs Sneak Up on You” Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear “sneakers” (tennis shoes).
Wednesday, October, 24th – “Sock It to Drugs” Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear crazy socks or red socks.
Thursday, October 25th – “Team Up Against Drugs” Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite team shirt.
Friday, October 26th – “School Spirit” Day – Everyone is encouraged to wear a Knoch shirt or blue and gold.
Students are also participating in a door decorating contest. Doors are being decorated according to this year's theme, "Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free!". Students are decorating doors during Channel One time of their 4th period classes throughout the week. Doors will be judged by members of the KMS PTSO, who will reward the three winning classrooms with donuts the following week.
Through a grant from the PA Attorney General's office, every sixth grade student received an "I Promise" t-shirt from CANDLE, Inc./Reality Tour.
Linnay Harmer from the Center for Community Resources (CCR) facilitated an anti-drug presentation to 7th grade students through their social studies classes on Tuesday, October 23rd. An interactive game approach ("Drug & Alcohol Bingo") was used to open students' eyes to the negative effects of drug use, and encourage them to make positive choices in their lives.