SCMS Red Ribbon Week

Flight Nurse Sarah Dunn and Advanced EMT Rob Gould presentation

SCMS Red Ribbon Week presentations kicked off with the arrival of a new MedX AirOne ambulance as students gathered outside the school. Flight Nurse Sarah Dunn and Advanced EMT Rob Gould spoke to students during their presentation on their careers as first responders and the dangers of drug abuse.

In November, students at Spring Creek Middle School joined schools across the nation by taking a stand against drugs during their very own Red Ribbon Week. Nationally, Red Ribbon Week was recognized October 23–31 this year. SCMS observed the awareness campaign October 31–November 4. The 2022 National Red Ribbon Week theme was Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free. Each day, students grades six through eight attended various presentations from various community organizations and agencies.

Principal Salli McDermott said students were celebrating making positive choices rather than poor ones which could create obstacles for them including vaping, drugs, and alcohol. “This year, we invited guest speakers to present topics including harmful substances and emotional wellness, as well as introducing multiple careers that would be engaging for middle schoolers. We wanted students to start considering how staying focused on their schooling and goals can help them avoid roadblocks. Introducing students to members of our community and hearing firsthand about their profession is more meaningful than when we explain them in a typical classroom setting.”

On the last day of the week, students participated in pie-throwing activities and ended the day with a dodgeball match against staff and the Elko County School Resource Officers.

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