Posted Date: 10/22/2018
Memorial Middle School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, MMS students and staff attended our annual Red Ribbon kick off pep rally. Mr. Locario Gutierrez’s art classes created posters with drug free school messages, which were displayed around the gym. Master of Ceremony, Mrs. Mary Morales-Alvarez, 8th grade ELA teacher, introduced our guest speakers, Dr. Ted E. Bear and Mr. Joe E. Garcia, from Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Heath. Mr. Joe E. Garcia and Dr. Ted E. Bear explained the importance of saying NO to drugs and had some student volunteers participate in role playing games to demonstrate the negative effects of drugs related to slurred speech, vision impairment and unsteady balance.
The rally launched a week of daily themed activities from Hawaiian attire, “Lai off Drugs” to Safari/Camouflage, “Wild about Being Drug Free.” Staff and students dressed the part demonstrating that MMS takes a bold and united stance against drugs.
Memorial Middle School students also had the pleasure of a Drug Free Message by International Comedian/Magician, Oscar Muñoz. Our students laughed and were in awe of his humor and magic tricks. His message to our students was, “All you have to do is believe in yourself and stay away from drugs because drugs will never help you reach your dreams.”
As always, MMS activities are aimed at motivating and impacting our student’s lives for a better future.