Damascus Middle School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

October 23-31 is recognized as Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s “oldest and largest drug prevention program,” according to the redribbon.org website.  The theme for 2015 was “Respect yourself.  Be drug free,” and each day students, faculty, and staff at DMS dressed up as a way to show that they take a stand against drugs.  They wore hats to “put a cap on drugs,” dressed as twins to show that “friends don’t let friends do drugs,” sported their favorite team shirts to “team up against drugs,” and “socked it to drugs” with crazy socks.  Friday was the day to “be a jean-ius,” with jeans and red shirts as symbols that each person would use his/her brain to make good choices against drug use.